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Old 06-23-2005, 02:11 AM   #1
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Pics of Japanese tea garden

Here are some pics of the japanese tea garden in san francisco. my husband and I went there last week. we hadn't been there in a few years, a few things have changed there not for the better unfortunatley. it is still a beautiful place and if youre ever in san francisco, I highly recomend visiting. enjoy!
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Very nice...I grew up in Vancouver with lots of similar type gardens...sure do miss them...one day, my yard will look like that...
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...one day, my yard will look like that...
I was going to say the exact same thing!!

I like the picture of your husband (?) in front of the buddha statue

And is that you on the bridge? If so, looking good! 8)
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Very nice pics!

I find a Japanese garden very relaxing and very different. Unlike English and Italian gardens, it doesn't dazzle you with color, fragrance, and symmetry. Instead, the focus is on more subtle things like varied textures and the interface between land and water.

There is a very nice Japanese garden on Long Island
http://www.locustvalley.com/japanese...%20garden.html
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If you enjoy such things:

http://www.rothteien.com/topics/na-survey.htm
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glad you enjoy them! If you like some more history on this specific garden, here is a good website.
http://www.hanascape.com/
http://www.frp.org/japanese_tea_garden.asp

it is the oldest japanese garden in the us, and was originally a japanese village for an international exposition. it was kept by a family from 1895 until WWII when the entire family was displaced to an interment camp and all there possesions taken. the bridge, the pagoda, and some other items and buildings are from the original 1894 exposition.
some parts of the garden are also still from the 1894-1942 period. a collection of "small" trees (you can kind of see them in the pic with the waterfall)was cared for by another family during the war and was returned after wards. there are some interesting items there from san franciscos sister city in japan, osaka. it may not be the best garden in the us, but I think it probably has the most interesting history. unfortunatley the city has not taken the best care of it, and this last trip noticed no more koi in the ponds (?), weeds, their one and only bonzai gone, and a few other disappointments.
And yes, thats me on the bridge thank billsgate...
and my husband doing his buddah impression
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theres something around here called Anderson gardens. its pretty nice but i wasnt very interested when i went.
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