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Since the space made available to build a Japanese garden was too big for a classical Japanese garden, Professor Takuma Tono, who designed it in the 1960s, created five separate gardens for the visitor to explore.
It was a wonderful place to stroll on a drizzly spring day
This rock is both beautiful itself and represents a lantern or gatepost at a transition between gardens
More wonderful camellias
And a venerable weeping cherry
Entrancing vistas, wet with rain
The springtime itself made art as the shrubs put on new leaves:
The leafless trees beyond are part of the beauty
When you are in Portland, see for yourself!
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