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Have you ever visited a Japanese garden?

My city has one and it is very beautiful.
I try to visit every few weeks.



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HuastecoOtaku wrote:

Have you ever visited a Japanese garden?

My city has one and it is very beautiful.
I try to visit every few weeks.





Silly Huasteco XD

Bud, edit your comment, and take out the dollar sign in front of the 7 in order to make the picture work. It's a glitch :*
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TheAngryLittleAlchemist wrote:


HuastecoOtaku wrote:

Have you ever visited a Japanese garden?

My city has one and it is very beautiful.
I try to visit every few weeks.





Silly Huasteco XD

Bud, edit your comment, and take out the dollar sign in front of the 7 in order to make the picture work. It's a glitch :*


Thanks!
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Apparently there is a place with several gardens in this one horse town. I did not know, but I guess it is not too surprising.
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Na we don't have that in arizona, it looks pretty though

wait ...


we live in the same state ...

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

well i don't have one here lol
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I've visited more then my fair share. The Fraser Valley has many public and private Japanese Gardens. And I suppose I can count all the ones I've been to while on my trips to Japan. The family of my adoptive father have a rather large one, though regretfully I never get to spend much time admiring it as most of my trips to Japan involve business .

I will admit the Japanese have a eye for peaceful serenity when it comes to gardens. Unlike most European style gardens that try to overwhelm the senses with colour, fragrance, and an overabundance of plants. I don't understand why Caucasians don't get less is more especially when it comes to gardens.
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As to Arizona, it looks like there may be only two that admit to it. Phoenix and Tucson, and Phoenix may be the much larger, more elaborate place.
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I might check this place out sometime, convenient because it's here in Florida.
http://morikami.org/
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Huh, in looking up it up there's a Japanese inspired rock garden near my home town.
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I've never been to one, but they do look beautiful.

I may try to visit one somewhere in the future.
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They seem just like Mojave Desert gardens. Just without the water and replace all the vegetation with agave and cacti.

That just leaves rocks, some sand, cacti, and agave.


No wonder I moved out of Vegas 8I.

My town has 1 too, but it's kinda small and located at our largest park, competing with everything else there at springtime. Japanese garden, vs rose garden, greenhouse, big climbin trees, canada geese and other waterfowl, and every other plant in existence blooming all at the same dam time. Even the hill that everyone sled flat in the winter just blooms right back up into small purple flowers!
Meh, why am I complainin? (the park) is beautiful, big enough to run around for hours, and always a prime spot for dates without dollars.
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Love them and they're always near the top of my list of things to do/see. Outside of the ones I've been to in Japan, I suppose the Japanese area of the Botanical Gardens in Montreal is pretty nice. It's fairly small but the gardens as a whole are fairly large so it's well worth the trip if you're in the area. As a bonus, if you're there in October they have really nice paper lantern display in the Chinese garden as well.
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The Brooklyn Botanical garden has a beautiful garden. Planning to go there again during Sakura Omatsuri this year.

The most beautiful gardens I've seen were in Kyoto. The To-ji garden, the one in shoshibo, various places around Fushimi-Inari. I also went to a Fall evening illumination at Rikugien garden in Tokyo.
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No distinction will be shown between rich or poor, white or colored.
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A museum of natural history containing specimens of every animal that is classified in the wild life of this hemisphere will be provided for
. . . a tall steel pole rearing its top far from the ground, and from it will float the American Flag, to be the center at intervals of patriotic gatherings, especially of children, who will be retold the story of liberty.
To all I send the invitation to come . . . to re-create their lives in the enjoyment of nature . . . in the park which I have dedicated to the use of the people, and which I hope will be kept for ever free.

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