The garden was designed by the Vancouver Japanese Gardeners’ Association.
Nikkei Place Garden Japanese Community Centre 2000. The garden is located along a busy street, where a 12 ft curving wall was placed to shield the site from traffic and noise. It encloses an arrangement of local stone, azaleas embedded in the wall, a waterfall and irises. The terrace is constructed from Pennsylvania Bluestone ringed with granite edge. Next to the site is a Japanese-Canadian senior center and health center. The focus, however, is a National Nikkei Heritage Center.
Earth, mountains, rivers -- hidden in this nothingness.
In this nothingness -- earth, mountains, rivers revealed.
Spring flowers, winter snows;
There is no being nor non-being, nor denial itself. Saisho