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Shakunage Gardens
URL:Goto this web site  http://www.shakunage.org/ 
Name:Shakunage Gardens 



 
Alternate Name: 
Address:838 Stuart 
Mailing Address: 
City:East Lansing 
State:Michigan 
Postal Code:48823 
Country:UNITED STATES 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=42.742001; long=-84.489621
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Weather:current weather 
Phone:+1.517.332.3221 
Fax:+1.517.332.3221 
E-Mail:info@shakunage.org 
Contact:Michael and Dianne Alexanian 
Designer(s):Douglas Herceg 
Contruction Date:1996 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
Hours: 
Admission: 
Added to JGarden:12/23/2000 
Last Updated:12/23/2000 
JGarden Description:This garden and Cultural Center are the result of a labor of love on the part of Michael and Dianne Alexanian that dates back to 1989. The Center is now the home Shakunage Consulting, (literally, 'rhododendron', the prefectural flower of Shiga, the sister state for Michigan) a multi-disciplinary site for studying calligraphy, ikebana, iajutsu as well as providing cultural services to the West Michigan region. 




With the south wind a gentle goddess came.
She soaked the bronze, she soaked the fountain,
She soaked the swallow's belly and its feathers of gold.
She hugged the tide, lapped the sand, drank the fish.
Secretly she soaked the temple, the bath-house, the theatre,
The confusion of her platinum lyre --
  the tongue of the goddess -- secretly.
Soaked my tongue.

  Nishiwaki Junzaburô
  trans. by Bownas and Thwaite
  20th century

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