Kumamoto En  熊本園

Kumamoto En 熊本園

The Kumamoto En Japanese Garden is part of the Sister City relationship between Kumamoto City, Japan and San Antonio, Texas. It was constructed between March and April of 1989 by a team of carefully selected volunteer craftsmen and landscapers from Kumamoto, Kyoto, Tokyo, and San Antonio. This team included craftsmen from Yasuimoku Koumuten in Kyoto. The garden is patterned after the famous 300 year old Suizenji Park 水前寺 in Kumamoto and contains many of the same elements. These plaques in English and Japanese stand at the entrance to the Kumamoto En (pictured below).

The Garden Path

The Garden Path

 Japanese Gardening Organization has enjoyed the writings of Professor Elliot Mitchnick as he guided us through the tea garden for a formal tea ceremony. Although he is not a Japanese gardener, we asked him to share his thoughts on pathways in the tea garden. Here is...
Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains

This article describes the stone setting process demonstrated in an Atlanta workshop by Mike Yamakami in 2003. Due to the inherently dangerous nature of moving large boulders, I do not recommend using the following information as a practical guide for the ambitious...

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