|The Ticket Gate|
|The Main Gate|
The garden's history (see website for details) is sad. Created by Makato Hagiwara and maintained by his family until they were forced with other Japanese Americans into internments camps in 1942. They were not allowed back after the war.
The garden is small (approx 5-acres), but beautiful and well-tended. There are many pagodas, stone lanterns, an arched drum bridge and koi pond.
This garden requires a leisurely pace, so that you enjoy it's small size to the fullest and linger long enough to enjoy the garden from all angles.
|This little bugger was pulling up mouthfuls of moss for his/her nest.|
The drum bridge is an especially popular place for a picture. Almost impossible in fact to get a picture without many others trying to do just the same thing.This garden attracts a lot of tourists, so going early or at an off time might be good.
|The Moon Bridge|
There is a tea house that serves tea and snacks. The gift shop was a nice place to pick up a little souvenir Lucky Cat.
|The pine was being held up by the pole.|