More than 20 years ago, the Government of Japan engaged the president of the Japanese landscape gardeners association, Dr. Akira Sato, to create a Japanese garden as a contribution to the Federal Horticultural Show in 1979.
The composition of the garden is dominated by two water cascades, a small lake and a thirteen stage pagoda. The garden is the site for many annual events include the Bonn Bonsai Club's annual show.
We'll warm our bodies gathering maple leaves,
In turn those red boughs to the flames consign;
And then we'll warm the sake, hot and sweet,
To warm our autumn hearts with the hot wine.