The Kubota Garden is a lovely wild-ish garden built by landscaper Fujitaro Kubota (see part 1 for more information).
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“This wall marks the path where, on March 30, 1942, two hundred and twenty-seven friends, neighbors, classmates, and coworkers left their homes, jobs, farms, businesses, and community [on Bainbridge Island]–their lives disrupted, their hopes and dreams torn apart.” – memorial plaque
I got out to the Seattle Japanese Garden to do some 紅葉狩り (momijigari, maple viewing or “maple hunting”) on October 28. Momiji season is a few weeks earlier in Seattle than in Ishikawa. The garden, which is part of the Washington Park Arboretum, was built in the Japanese style in 1960 by Junji Iida.
Posted in Hiking, Nagano, Photography, tagged autumn, fall, Hiking, japan, Japanese poetry, Myojin-dake, Myojin-ike, Nagano, photography, poetry, Ryokan, September, waka, Zen on 2013/09/11 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Culture, Photography, tagged a-bomb, atomic bomb, events, From Hiroshima to Hope, hibakusha, Hiroshima, japan, lantern float, memorial, Nagasaki, photography, Seattle on 2013/08/06 | Leave a Comment »
Photos taken at “From Hiroshima to Hope” Floating Lantern Ceremony, which honors those who died in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and all victims of violence. Green Lake Park, Seattle, August 6, 2013.
…We shall try to say no single word which should appeal to one group rather than to another. All, equally, are in peril, and, if the peril is understood, there is hope that they may collectively avert it.
We have to learn to think in a new way. We have to learn to ask ourselves, not what steps can be taken to give military victory to whatever group we prefer, for there no longer are such steps; the question we have to ask ourselves is: what steps can be taken to prevent a military contest of which the issue must be disastrous to all parties?