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Tucson’s Japanese Garden

November 4, 2015 , , , ,

 

family crests

family crests

family crests

family crests

lotus and koi

lotus and koi

architectural accent

architectural accent

lotus and koi

lotus and koi

Yume Japanese Gardens

Yume Japanese Gardens

architectural accent

architectural accent

water garden

water garden

gravel

gravel

gravel

gravel

Yume Japanese Gardens

Yume Japanese Gardens

gravel

gravel

gravel

gravel

tea house

tea house

architectural accents

architectural accents

 

lotus and koi

lotus and koi

koi

koi

color

color

bamboo

bamboo

I recently joined Yume Japanese Garden in my neighborhood. This choice little private garden space provides peaceful surroundings and privacy in the center of the city.  When I visit I enjoy sitting for meditative times in the little tea house shelter.  I plan to bring tea and art supplies with me in the future because the space is energetically serene and beautiful.  The artful surroundings invite creativity. I think it would be a great setting for composition of poetry or drawing.  I plan to make it my picnic spot/ art studio this winter.

There is a gift shop, an art gallery, and a small display for education in Japanese culture.  Currently the museum space is showing examples of Japanese versions of coats of arms.  The tightly packed show informs and enlightens the viewer about families and history.  Special events are planned to share cultural experiences.  I plan to attend the tea ceremony this month, and am very excited about the big flower show over Thanksgiving weekend.  Classes in Japanese language and flower arranging are offered as well.  I am curious about the flower arranging, which sounds like fun.

I have been a member of Tucson Botanical Garden for many years, but my new membership is an different and welcome way to enjoy gardens.  Yume is located just south of Tucson Botanical Gardens, in the same block.  I had been curious in the past, but was inspired to join when the TBG thew out the members for 3 months.  I am really savoring this opportunity to continue my garden visits with a new twist.  There are sometimes concerts of Japanese music held in the evenings.  I am both learning and feeling lucky to have this great opportunity so close to my home.  If you live in Tucson or visit I highly recommend spending time at Yume Japanese Gardens.

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I love garden but Japanese gardens are especially conducive to lovely musings .

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

November 5, 2015

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