Japanese Pool in late spring*
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JAPANESE POOl: Pass through the Chiura Obata Gate and enter the Japanese exhibit-- waterfall and pool, including the rocks and a lantern-- donated in 1940 from the San Francisco World’s Fair and Exposition. In the winter, it is framed by the spectacular rhododendron 'trees', many from the 1930's and is an important breeding ground for newts (Taricha) native to upper Strawberry Canyon. As spring progresses, the large Malus covered with white blossoms dominates the far bank. A bright red azalea blooming to left is also visible.
A photo taken of the Japanese Exhibition in 1940 showing the lantern and large stones now in our Garden.
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