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Buddhist Church Betsuin
Name:Buddhist Church Betsuin 



 
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Address:630 North 5th Street 
Mailing Address: 
City:San Jose 
State:California 
Postal Code:95112 
Country:UNITED STATES 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=37.349572; long=-121.894917
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Weather:current weather 
Phone:+1.408.293.9293 
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Designer(s): 
Contruction Date:1958 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
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Added to JGarden:1/1/1999 
Last Updated:7/8/2000 
JGarden Description:This garden is sited on a small plot in from of the main hall of the San Jose Buddhist Church in the heart of Nihonmachi. It includes a koi pond, pagodas, a small bridge, and topiaried plants. 




Japan a great stone garden in the sea.
Echoes of hoes and weeding,
Centuries of leading hill-creeks down
To ditch and pool in fragile knee deep fields.
Leafy sunshine rustling on a man
Chipping a foot-square rough hinoki beam;
I thought I heard an axe chop in the woods
It broke the dream; and woke up dreaming on a train.
It must have been a thousand years ago
In some old mountain sawmill of Japan.
A horde of excess poets and unwed girls
And I that night prowled Tokyo like a bear
Tracking the human future
Of intelligence and despair.

  Gary Snyder
  Riprap

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