Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden
A landscape with deeper meaning
The Brooklyn Botanical gardenís Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden is considered the masterpiece of Japanese landscape designer Takeo Shiota. It was first opened to the public in 1915.
Symbolism in the Japanese garden
Pines are a symbol of longevity. These evergreens also represent permanence, in contrast to the ever-changing aspects of nature.
The pond is in the shape of the Japanese character denoting “heart.”
Rocks are used in a variety of ways. Some are believed to be conduits of Ki, life energy. Others are religious symbols or sculptural elements.
Location. 40° 40.117′ N, 73° 57.767′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Mary Pinkett Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Replica of the Statue of Liberty, circa 1900 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ionic Capital and Column Base, circa 1901 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Four Pairs of Pegasus Figures, 1934 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Atlantes Figures, circa 1899 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pilaster Capitals, 1898 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Plaque, circa 1885 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nine Keystones, circa 1924/"Night", circa 1910 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Dongan Oak (approx. ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.