Sunday, April 18, 2010

Learn more about Kenroku-en in Kanazawa

The Japanese Garden of Buffalo is barely starting, inspired by Kenroku-en.  This is Buffalo's Japanese Garden's inspiration.

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Buffalo NY is the home of the Japanese Garden of Buffalo, a generous gift from Buffalo's Sister City, Kanazawa Japan.  It is actively supported by a "Friends" group.  It is a symbol on international peace and friendship.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Future Cherry Blossom Grove

We foresee a day when lovely cherry blossoms surround the entire basin of Mirror Lake. Each tree planted requires five hundred dollars to support it through perpetuity. The planting of the tree is only the first step in creating and maintaining the cherry blossom grove.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Gardners At Work

In the summer of 2008 Mr.Uemura, a master Landscape Archetect from Kanazawa came to Buffalo with Mr. Ura and Mr. Naka to consult with the Olmsted Conservancy staff in the Japanese Garden.  Here they demonstrate Japanese style pruning to Abi Echevarrhea, The Japanese Garden's local foreman and Zone Gardener.   

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Lanterns and Pagoda

The Kotoji lantern is the signature lantern of the world famous Kenrokuen in Buffalo's sister city Kanazawa Japan. The lanterns in our garden are replicas that were gifts to Buffalo from Kanazawa.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dedication Stone


The inscription on the memorials read:
The Japanese Garden on Mirror Lake was originally conceived in 1970 with construction being completed in 1972. The purpose was to create a place of beauty and tranquility as well as commemorate the Sister City relationship between Buffalo and Kanazawa, Japan.

In 1996, the garden was renovated and rededicated. This was made possible by a grant from the commemorative Association for the Japan World Exposition (1970) Fund, the generous support of the people of Kanajawa and Buffalo, and funds provided by the City of Buffalo. The second stone is engraved with the names of 20 Japanese Garden donors.

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