Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden, In Manito Park and Botanical Gardens, One of the Parks Of Spokane, Washington

The Sign
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This sign marked the entry to "Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden."


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The Rules
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Another sign spelled out the rules:

This Garden is intended to be a place for personal reflection and tranquility.
Please show respect for the garden and other guests and abide by the following rules:
1. Stay on the paved or gravel pathways
2. No commercial or portrait photography
3. No tripods or reflectors
4. No running, cycling, or skating
5. No food allowed
6. No dogs allowed


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Dedication Plaque
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A bronze dedication plaque hung on a wooden fence just inside the entrance. A more comprehensive list of rules hung to the right of the plaque.


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Koi Swam In Pond
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Koi swam in a lovely green pond that was central to the garden.


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Large Boulders
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Large boulders decorated the margin of the pond. Their reflections complimented the koi.


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A Small Island
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A small island floated in the center of the pond.


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A Koi
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A koi swam in the pond. Grass floating atop the pond resembled a Japanese ideograph.


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Fosseen Lantern
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Fosseen Lantern was a gift from Mayor Yoneji Yagi and the Isamu Otani Family and the people of Nishinomiya, Spokane's sister City, dedicated on August 5, 1989.


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A Bench
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A lone bench, alongside the path around the pond, provided a place to rest and to contemplate.


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A Bridge
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A bridge over the center of the pond was built of wood with bronze finials.


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View Of Pond
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A view of the pond as seen through low trees and bushes.


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Bridge And Boulder Reflected
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The bridge and a boulder in the center of the pond were reflected on the mirror-smooth pond surface.


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