This small coastal garden (it is located at the entrance to a beach park), was created to celebrate the centennial year of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrant to Canada. Kuno Gihei was from Wakayama-ken. The garden was created with the support of the B.C.-Wakayama Kenjin-kai (Friendship Association).
Arashiyama, white with snow,
Almost seems to be
Engulfed in clouds of flowers.
Pine trees, by a magic touch,
Transfigured into cherry trees.