Portland Japanese Garden

A few weeks ago I visited Portland, Oregon. Intrigued by the Japanese Garden, I went there my first afternoon in the city. It did not disappoint. The scenery was amazing and set around tall redwoods, scenes missing from my prairie home.

A Japanese Garden is a landscape garden, designed as place of reflection and meditation. Typically it includes the following elements – water, bridge, rocks, sand, fish, stone lanterns, moss, and trees. The arrangement within each element is also key in a Japanese Garden.

The former Ambassador of Japan to the USA, Nobuo Matsunaga, declared Portland’s Garden “the most beautiful and authentic Japanese garden in the world outside of Japan.”

Here are some select pictures from the Garden:

The Natural Garden:

Sand and Stone Garden:

Strolling Pond Garden:

Strolling Pond Garden – Moon Bridge:

Strolling Pond Garden – Heavenly Falls:

Flat Garden:

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