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Seattle Japanese Garden


Kobe lantern

I think this was the largest of the stone lanterns in the garden. It was given as a friendship gift in 1958 from Seattle's sister city, Kobe. It's located at the back of the garden on a little hill that overlooks the garden.

Here is the text regarding it from their brochure:

"High on the pine-covered knoll behind the benches is the Kobe lantern. This 3-1/2-ton, hand-carved granite lantern is nearly 200 years old. It was a gift from the citizens of Kobe, Japan, a Sister City relationship established in 1957"

The plaque on the lantern reads:

May the Light shine Everlastingly
upon the Friendship between
Kobe and Seattle

Shinichi Okazaki

Based on this original

Kobe lantern at the Seattle Japanese Garden
uploaded by vkm
This is the Kobe lantern at the Japanese Garden at the Washington Arboretum. The photo was taken during a visit on July 11, 2007. Here is the text regarding it … More »

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