This garden is an unexpectedly pleasant stroll garden on a forested site in the midst of a highly urbanized setting. It includes a koi pond, a granite pagoda (from Toyonaka, Japan) and a tea house.
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With the south wind a gentle goddess came.
She soaked the bronze, she soaked the fountain,
She soaked the swallow's belly and its feathers of gold.
She hugged the tide, lapped the sand, drank the fish.
Secretly she soaked the temple, the bath-house, the theatre,
The confusion of her platinum lyre --
the tongue of the goddess -- secretly.
Soaked my tongue.
Nishiwaki Junzaburô trans. by Bownas and Thwaite 20th century