The garden is still there, and it is still lovely as you will see in the pictures.But, as with most history, there is a sad story to go with the tea gardens.
The first thing you notice when entering the Japanese Tea Garden is that the sign over the entrance reads:
Because of anti-Japanese sentiment during the war, the sign was changed to read Chinese Tea Garden, and for historical preservation, it was left that way.
|The original tea house, with the children sitting on the wall.|
.... Walk the paths with us and see if you can hear them too ...
|RVPainter at the entrance to the Japanese Tea Garden. Notice that the sign|
reads "Chinese Tea Garden."
|The sunken garden consists of pathways that meander around koi ponds and beautiful flowers.|
|This tree could tell many stories|