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Salt Lake City International Peace Gardens

Salt Lake City International Peace Gardens

The gardens comprise 11 acres and are located in Jordan Park along the banks of the Jordan River at 9th West and 10th South in Salt Lake. They symbolize the true spirit of democracy and world peace, brotherly love, history, literature and cultural heritage of many lands.

The project was initiated in 1939 by Mrs. Otto Wiesley, Citizenship Chair, for good citizenship and to give foreign origin groups a specific part in the beautification of the City for the coming Centennial Celebration of 1947. It was presented to the City Commission and the Parks department and was given their approval and support.

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Dooleys’ Japanese Garden at Maymont

Dooleys’ Japanese Garden at Maymont

Situated at the base of the 45-foot, simulated waterfall, the original Japanese Garden encompassed a much smaller area than the present expanded garden. Probably conceived as part of the garden, the waterfall flows over a natural granite outcropping to provide a dramatic backdrop. The waterfall, like the cascade, was supplied by water from the Kanawha Canal pumped from the pump house adjacent to the pond up to the water tower.

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Denver Botanic Gardens Sho-fu-en

Denver Botanic Gardens Sho-fu-en

Denver Botanic Garden’s Shofu-En is designed in the chisen kaiyuushiki 泉回 style, with a central pond and strolling pathways. With an urban skyline in the background, this beautiful Japanese garden with native boulders and pines is amazingly peaceful.

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Birmingham Botanical Garden

Birmingham Botanical Garden

Officially opened by the Japanese Ambassador to the United States in 1967, this 7.5-acre site is actually an interwoven collection of gardens built in the Japanese style, replete with traditional architectural and garden elements.

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Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

Walk through the gleaming brass doors, held open by a genuinely friendly staff member, and the first thing that will catch your eye is the three story waterfall designed by Takeo Uesugi of TUA Inc.

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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).

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Parco della Garbatella

Parco della Garbatella

Use arrows to browse images, or click photo for full screen slide show. Description: From the website:  The park Garbatella, representing 4.5 hectares of green between the Cristoforo Colombo and Via Rosa...

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Ryoanji  竜安寺

Ryoanji 竜安寺

Ryōan-ji (Temple of the Peaceful Dragon) is a Zen temple of the Rinzai sect and an amazing example of karesansui landscape.  The simplicity of rammed earth walls, raked gravel and carefully set stones hides a dramatic tale that has been read so many ways. Ryōan-ji is...

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Zuihō-in  瑞峯院

Zuihō-in 瑞峯院

Zuihō-in is a sub-temple of Daitoku-ji founded by Lord Sorin Ohtomo in 1546 as the family temple.  The main hall and gate are original structures. Although Ohotomo was inspired by the teachings of Zen Buddhism by  Tetsushu, the 91st patriarch of Daitoku-ji, he was...

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