A park so prim and proper

When I visited the Japanese Friendship Garden in San Jose, California it was the first time I had ever visited a Japanese Garden.  My walk in the park showed me...

When I visited the Japanese Friendship Garden in San Jose, California it was the first time I had ever visited a Japanese Garden.  My walk in the park showed me greenery, rock sculpture, bridges and ponds that made up the landscaping. I was so impressed by the over all effect.

To me, the Japanese Friendship Garden seemed to be a very prim and proper park.  Here are a few pictures from the Japanese Garden in San Jose.

Japanese Friendship Garden, San Jose
Japanese Friendship Garden, San Jose
Japanese Friendship Garden, San Jose

(Added later) Some years later, I would visit the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, California and learn that the garden in SF had some semblance with the park I had visited in San Jose. Then I learned that the gardens have some things in common and that all Japanese Gardens had some features that gave it its character and that the main feature symbolized different things.

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2 Comments on this post.
  • Rajyalakshmi Vathyam
    21 March 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Japanese gardens are very beautiful and I appreciate US's efforts to showcase different kinds of gardens! Good post!

    • dNambiar
      21 March 2012 at 11:21 pm

      I swear, there's something special about Japanese gardens, they are so perfect, and so beautiful.

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