San Mateo Celebrates Japanese Garden Anniversary

San Mateo celebrates Japanese Garden anniversaryFor more than 50 years, San Mateo’s Japanese Garden has served as a symbol of good will and cultural appreciation.

Throughout August, the city is commemorating the anniversary of the tranquil 1-acre garden with special events such as a bonsai workshop, martial arts demonstration, evening gala and more at Central Park near downtown.

Landscaper Lends Japanese Style To Local Gardens

Landscaper lends Japanese style to local gardensKoji Morimoto grew up in a peaceful village living “a classic Japanese lifestyle.” Only after immigrating to the United States in 1992, landing in California, then moving to upstate New York, did he fully appreciate what he had and became serious about Japanese gardening.

Tokyo’s Ultimate Japanese Garden At Chinzan-so

Tokyo’s Ultimate Japanese Garden at Chinzan-soIn few countries have the peace and serenity of nature been cultivated into stylized gardens, as Japan. The very term “Japanese garden” conjures up a sense of zen, where the placement of rocks is as important as the selection of flowers. The country has even designated three major gardens as national treasures.

Japanese Garden Vandalised In 1960s To Reopen

Japanese garden vandalised in 1960s to reopenA historic Japanese garden destroyed by vandals 50 years ago will reopen later this year after being restored.
Work on the Japanese garden at Cowden Castle in Clackmannanshire began in 2014.
Created in the early 1900s by explorer Ella Christie, it is among the few surviving sites of its kind in the UK.

Cherry Blossom 'tunnel' Offers Respite To Fukushima Returnees

Cherry blossom 'tunnel' offers respite to Fukushima returneesCherry blossoms that form a "tunnel" of flowers in the Yonomori district of Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture, were at their peak for viewing on April 6. Tomioka remains evacuated due to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, but this day marked the beginning of a limited period during which the government allows residents to visit.

Fujitsu Develops Guide Service System For Ueno Zoological Gardens And Hama-rikyu Gardens

Fujitsu Develops Guide Service System for Ueno Zoological Gardens and Hama-rikyu Gardens to Tokyo Metropolitan GovernmentFujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Network Solutions Limited (collectively "Fujitsu") today announced that they have developed a guide service system for Ueno Zoological Gardens and Hama-rikyu Gardens, to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. With the system's smart device app, called Tokyo Parks Navi, users can access a walking guide to Hama-rikyu Gardens in five languages and to Ueno Zoological Gardens in four languages, with the language automatically chosen in accordance with the user's smart device settings.

Kizugawa: Noiseless On The Stone Buddha Path

Kizugawa: Noiseless on the Stone Buddha PathWhen I was told in the mountains that we were to hike the Stone Buddha Path, I was perplexed. Here in Japan I had only seen Buddha statues near shrines and temples.
“You mean there are a bunch of these Buddha statues just ‘hanging out’ in the wild?” I asked the guide.