The garden is a hill and pond style, honoring Olympia's sister city Yashiro, Japan. Classic gates, built without nails, open into a walled space where splashing water muffles the sound of the city. Smooth stones contrast with lacy maples and spiky clumps of iris. Two cutstone lanterns and a 13-tier pagoda were gifts to the garden from the city of Yashiro.
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