Fond memories: San Francisco and the Japanese garden

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We are making plans to travel to San Francisco for a short visit, so I have been trying to refresh my memory by looking through photos that I took on my last trip, which was back in September 2009! These are from a misty morning visit to the Japanese tea garden, to which I'm hoping we can return. The garden is situated inside Golden Gate Park and features various structures, including the Tea House, which can be seen in the picture above. It began as a one-acre garden created for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition. It then became a permanent fixture and was expanded to its current five acres, under the auspices of Japanese landscape architect Makoto Hagiwara (1854-1925). I shall look forward to exploring the garden at a different time of year, this time with a small person in tow ...

Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco
Permanent attraction

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