The following news arrived from Chicago where plans are in motion to celebrate the 120th year since the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition brought the beginnings of a Japanese garden to Wooded Isle in Jackson Park. Formerly known as Osaka Garden, The Garden of the Phoenix is located near the Museum of Science and Industry.
Please enjoy their plans for Sunday, March 31 at the following web site.
The Garden of the Phoenix is located in Jackson Park, Chicago, and has its origins in the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, when the United States and Japan dedicated the site on March 31, 1893 for the Phoenix Pavilion.
Today, the garden continues to grow and reflect both the past and future of U.S.-Japan relations.
Beginning in the Spring of 2013, more than 120 cherry blossom trees will be planted by the Chicago Park District and the Foundation to commemorate the 120th Anniversary of this site, and celebrate the peace and mutual respect enjoyed between these two nations.
Thank you for your support.
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Thank you for the addition of a current newspaper article on Garden of the Phoenix and Robert Karr’s vision. Nice photos!