Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco

"The Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, California is a historical Japanese-style garden originally built as the Japanese Village for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition. Japanese immigrant and gardener Makoto Hagiwara designed the bulk of the garden and was officially appointed caretaker in 1894 until the hysteria surrounding World War II. In the years to follow, many Hagiwara family treasures were liquidated from the gardens, but new additions were also made. Today, the Tea Garden is one of the most popular attractions in San Francisco, featuring beautiful monuments, bridges, native Japanese plants and ponds. Guests can also enjoy the service at the tea house and gift shop." ~ Taken from Japanese Tea Garden Website.

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Even thought the place is pretty small, but the place is exactly like a Japanese Garden. Here are a few pictures (the day I went was rainy, so not a lot of good pictures I can share):

If you guessed, the last image wasn't part of the Japanese Tea Garden, but I thought it would some how fit in. So hope you enjoyed it!