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Japanese Garden in Havana Botanical Garden
Name:Japanese Garden in Havana Botanical Garden 



 
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City:Havana 
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Country:CUBA 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=23.131944; long=-82.3541667
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Designer(s):Yoshikuni Araki 
Contruction Date:1989 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
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Added to JGarden:9/6/2004 
Last Updated:9/6/2004 
JGarden Description:Ryo Kawate, representative of Japanese government, requested the design in 1987/1988. Work began in 1989 with materials brought from across Cuba. Sited in a location with view of local mountain range. It is designed around a large pond with waterfall composed of lava rock. A viewing pavilion (ukimi-do) was constructed on a small peninsula jutting into the lake. 




In the water
Under the pines on shore
Stand the friendly cranes;
A thousand and eight thousand years
Will they live on.



Ike mizu no
Migiwa no matsu no
Tomozuru wa
Chiyo ni yachiyo o
Soete sumuramu.

  Fujiwara Shigemitsu
  Kitayama-dono gyokoki
  trans. by M.V. Otake
  1408

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