Open March 1 - November 30 Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - dusk (varies seasonally, 4pm - 8pm). Closed Mondays
$5, adults, age 19 - 64 $3, seniors, 65+ $3 disabled adults $3 colleage students with ID $3 youths, age 6 - 19 Free, children age 5 and younger $15, individual annual pass $25, family annual pass
Added to JGarden:
Thomas Hargrave, Seattle Parks
Managed by City of Seattle, Dept of Parks & Recreation, Univ. of Washington, and the Arboretum Foundation.
Located within the Washington Park Arboretum. A 3 1/2 acre site designed and constructed by Iida Juki in 1960. Tea ceremony (chadô) demonstrations are offered periodically in the teahouse (call 206.324.1483 for more information).
Other Resources Japanese Garden of Seattle Slideshow - a slideshow of high-resolution images plus koto music of the Japanese Garden of Seattle. Note this is actually a Real Networks link and will require the RealPlayer and pretty good bandwidth (DSL or Cable) to view it.
Iida Jûki. "The Japanese Garden at the University of Washington." Translation of article published in Japanese in Niwa 12 (February 1974), pp 17-24.
Iida, Jûki, and Associates. "Our Japanese Garden." Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin. 23:4 (Winter 1960), pp 139-140.
Since before anyone remembers
It has been clear
Shining like silver
Though the moonlight penetrates it and the wind ruffles it
No trace of either remains.
Today I would not dare to expound the secret of the stream bed
But I can tell you
That the blue dragon is coiled there.
Muso Soseki trans. by W.S. Merwin and Soiku Shigematsu 14th century