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George and Sakaye Aratani Japanese Garden at Cal Poly Pomona
URL:Goto this web site  http://www.csupomona.edu/~panorama/fall_03/taste2.html 
Name:George and Sakaye Aratani Japanese Garden at Cal Poly Pomona 



 
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City:Pomona 
State:California 
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Country:UNITED STATES 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=34.0579; long=-117.8225
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Phone:+1.909.869.4996 
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E-Mail:rrsimons@csupomona.edu 
Contact:Ron Simons 
Designer(s):Takeo Uesugi 
Construction Period: -  
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
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Added to JGarden:9/4/2004 
Last Updated:9/4/2004 
JGarden Description:This garden was completed in 2003 and is the newest feature of the Cal Poly Pomona campus. The garden was completed with the support of George Aratani, chairman emeritus of Mikasa and Kenwood Americas, and his wife, Sakaye. Their gift was combined with that of the estate of the late Japanese-American author and humanitarian Michi Nishiura Weglyn paid for the construction with supplemented by many individual donors. The 1.3-acre area is a stroll-style garden featuring a large reflection pond, bridges, walkways and a small amphitheater. In addition to the path and pond, the design incorporated elements of karesansui and chaniwa.

The designer, professor and landscape architect, Takeo Uesugi, stated that "the garden will display the unique plants of East Asia and traditional details of the Japanese garden in addition to a tranquil and serene atmosphere." 




A bit of water here,
There, between the trees -
The sea!


Umi sukoshi
Niwa ni izumi no
Ko no ma ka na.

  Sogi
  trans. by M.V. Otake

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