Seattle Japanese Garden
1075 Lake Washington Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
Visit the Seattle Japanese from 11 am to 1 pm on August 13th to draw a peace pattern with water onto special water-writing calligraphy scrolls. You can also fold an origami peace crane inspired by Sadako and the Thousand Peace Cranes in the Tateuchi Community Room.
This year the Seattle Japanese Garden is participating in the North American Japanese Garden Association’s Gardens for Peace event!
Gardens for Peace is an annual event meant to bring communities together in Japanese gardens, both public and private, to promote peace. A peace pattern is raked into dry gardens to promote peace and involve the community. This peace pattern was designed by Hiroshima-based artist, Toshiko Tanaka, a peace activist and A-bomb survivor. Her pattern represents "heiwa", or peace in Japanese.
Since the Seattle Japanese Garden doesn’t have a karesansui (dry garden) we have been inspired by the centerpiece of our own garden, our pond! Full of plump koi fish and water lilies, the tranquil surface of our pond reflects the sky and reminds us of the beauty of the world.
The event is included in admission to the Garden:
Adults 18-64: $8
Youths 6–17, Students, & Senior Adults 65+: $4
Children 0-5: FREE