Spotted a Japanese style Zen garden with succulents in Santa Monica, California
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A Decorative Landscape Bridge
A red, wooden bridge adds beauty to the Japanese Gardens at Duke Gardens, near Raleigh, North Carolina
Iconic Red Bridge
Sarah P. Duke Gardens’ iconic red bridge is named the Meyer Bridge. The bridge is located over the large pond in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum and is a favorite spot for visitors to pause for photos and gaze at the beauty around them. It was recently redesigned, along with the surrounding landscape, to become the official entrance to the Durham-Toyama Sister Cities Japanese Pavilion and Garden,
Slide to Digital – Shinto Gate
A “torii” is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to sacred. Image circa 1985.
We will now transition from Japan to other places in the world ……
Slide to Digital – Steps in the Garden
A sense of balance in a Japanese garden with uneven stepping-stones to cross the water. Image from 1985 converted from slide to digital format.
Slide to Digital – Traditional Japanese Architecture
Japanese architecture has traditionally been typified by wooden structures, elevated slightly off the ground, with tiled or thatched roofs. Sliding doors were used in place of walls, allowing the internal configuration of a space to be customized for different occasions. People usually sat on cushions or otherwise on the floor, traditionally; chairs and high tables were not widely used until the 20th century.
Image circa 1985.
Slide to Digital – Shopping on the Street in Japan
A Japanese street vendor selling wares to a customer. Circa 1985.
Slide to Digital – Japanese Wedding Group
A formal portrait of a Japanese wedding party. Circa 1985.
Slide to Digital – Newly Married Japanese Couple
A newly married Japanese couple dressed in traditional garb. Circa 1985.
Slide to Digital – A Japanese Doll
A cute face and colorful kimono make this young Japanese girl seem like a doll. Circa 1985.
Slide to Digital – Japanese Family
Interesting image of Japanese children dressed in traditional costumes while the parents are in Western clothes. Circa 1985.
Slide to Digital – Japanese Girl
A little Japanese girl dressed in a kimono circa 1985
Slide to Digital – Japanese Boy
Posting this week slides of Japanese people converted to digital images. A Japanese boy dressed in traditional costume against a backdrop of flowers circa 1985.
Florida – Delray Beach – Japanese Gardens
Leaving Panama City Beach travelled to Delray Beach, Florida and spend a few days there.
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach feature a series of six diverse gardens inspired by a different historical period and style of Japanese gardening.