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Japanese Garden Tanabata Festival
Sunday, July 8, 2018, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
6100 Woodley Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406
is not Required
Members pay for their own charges
Suiho En - Garden of Water and Fragrance
In the midst of the busy San Fernando Valley lies an oasis – a 6 1/2 acre garden, which features three gardens in one. As one enters The Japanese Garden, designed by Doctor Koichi Kawana, there is a dry Zen meditation garden (karesansui) containing Tortoise Island, a three-Buddha arrangement of stones, and a wisteria arbor across a Plover Path. Next along the path is an expansive Chisen or “wet-strolling” garden with waterfalls, lakes and streams, abundant greenery, and stone lanterns which were hand-carved by artisans in Japan. At the end of this path is the Shoin Building with an authentic 4 1/2 tatami mat teahouse and adjacent tea garden.
Check the website for hours, admission cost and event schedule.
The Tanabata Festival is devoted to a day of wish making. It celebrates the one day a year two heavenly lovers can meet and their meeting grants earthly wishes.