The Buenos Aires Japanese Gardens (Spanish: Jardín Japonés) are a public space administered by the non-profit Japanese Argentine Cultural Foundation and are one of the largest gardens of its type in the World, outside of Japan.
Following the demolition of a similar, smaller garden in the Retiro area, the Japanese Argentine Cultural Foundation secured a title to 2 hectares (5 acres) on the northeast corner of the city's extensive Parque Tres de Febrero for the purpose of creating a replacement. Completed in 1967, the gardens were inaugurated on occasion of a State visit to Argentina by then-Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko of Japan.
Its entrance on Figueroa Alcorta Avenue led to the gardens, a cultural center, restaurant, a greenhouse known for its collection of bonsai trees and a gift shop featuring an extensive selection of Asian garden seeds, as well as craftwork made by artisans on the grounds. The central lake is crossed by the Divine Bridge, traditionally representing entry into Heaven and by the Truncated Bridge, leading to an island where Japanese medicinal herbs are grown.
The lake is surrounded by flora of Japan, such as sakura, katsura, momiji and azalea. The park, however, also features complementing species native to South America, notably tipa and floss silk trees. The lake itself is populated with carp. Small numbers of epiphytic bromeliads of genus Tillandsia can be seen as well as one orchid of the widespread and diverse genus Oncidium.
The park is also graced by a Japanese Peace Bell and a large ishidoro Japanese stone lanterns central to their Buddhist traditions), as well as numerous other granite sculptures. A Japanese Buddhist Temple is maintained on the grounds and the Institute also hosts regular cultural activities for the general public.
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HimalAnda (10667) 2013-06-21 10:46
The colors are nice, the composition classical but good... Well, congratulations for this nice picture.
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-06-21 11:21
A nice and interesting picture of the lake with good sharpness, depth of field , beautiful light and colors. Very well done. Keep sharing.TFS.
Best regards and best wishes.
m (0) 2013-06-21 12:51
beautiful garden, I love such places perfectly planned and full of flowers and exotic trees. A well taken photo with a good angle, clarity and expressive colors.
cargus (10253) 2013-06-21 12:57
Beautiful composition, beautiful colors, well framed and rendered, image well done.!
Graal (102884) 2013-06-22 0:25
garden is beautiful. Good shot and well composition. I like the small bridges over the pond, stones and green. Good presentation.
Have a nice WE.
Noel_Byrne (31130) 2013-06-22 3:14
Tere are few places as fine as a Japanese garden and this looks like a windfall one. I like that the red bridges so prominent with its colour, despite being small in the scene. Beautiful light and a perfect blue sky to showcase this lovely place.
All the best
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13737)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-21 7:49