“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Los Gatos in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)


Kotani-en Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Kotani-en Marker
Inscription.  Kotani-En is a classical Japanese residence in the formal style of a 13th-century estate with tile roofed walls surrounding a tea house, shrine, gardens, and ponds. Constructed for Max M. Cohen in 1918-1924 of mahogany, cedar, bamboo, and ceramic tile by master artisan Takashima and eleven craftsmen from Japan, Kotani-En represents a harmonious union of art and nature in a two-acre rustic environment. Kotani-En is a prominent example of Japanese landscape architecture in America.

  California Registered Historical Landmark No. 903

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks & Recreation in cooperation with Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850, E Clampus Vitus. December 15, 1984.
Erected 1984 by State Department of Parks & Recreation, E Clampus Vitus Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850. (Marker Number 903.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the E Clampus Vitus series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is December 15, 1984.
Location. 37° 14.234′ 

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N, 122° 0.673′ W. Marker is in Los Gatos, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Ravine Road. Marker is on private property, only accessible by homeowners consent. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15891 Ravine Road, Los Gatos CA 95030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Augustus T. Dowd (approx. 1.7 miles away); History of Madronia Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sugar Pine (Pinus lambertiana) (approx. 1.8 miles away); September 11, 2001 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Methodist-Episcopal Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Station 8 (approx. 1.9 miles away); Saratoga (approx. 1.9 miles away); Grover House (approx. 1.9 miles away).
Kotani-En Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850 E Clampus Vitus
2. Kotani-En Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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May. 31, 2023