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Kubota Garden


Fera Fera Forest

According to the brochure, the Fera Fera forest is "a tranquil refuge, originally a nursery planting of Threadleaf Cypress."

I was curious where they got the name Fera Fera Forest. Google and Yahoo! searches for 'fera fera' didn't result in anything relevant. Then, I tried a search on 'threadleaf cypress' and I think I was able to solve the mystery. The common name for that tree is 'Filifera'. In Japanese, there is no 'L' sound, so words with them are pronounced with 'R'. =)

In any case, the "fera fera" trees are gone now, replaced with a loosely winding path of trees that provide an intimate area of nice, cool shade.

This section reminded me of the scene from Mamo's Weeds where Mamo is chasing after the ghostly figure in the garden late at night. I imagine this area is a bit spooky at night...

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Kubota Garden Fera Fera forest
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This photo is of the Fera Fera forest at Kubota Garden in Seattle, Washington. It was taken on July 7, 2007. Kubota Garden is a public garden that is now … More »

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