“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” - Mark Twain
Seattle Parks held its First Viewing Ceremony for the reopening of the Japanese Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum March 3 to a kick-off couple of days that briefly hinted at the beginning of Spring.
In keeping with tradition, the 3.5-acre garden was given a Shinto blessing to “ensure a wonderful season,” and hosted a Japanese calligraphy workshop.
If you missed the opening ceremony, you can catch a new photography exhibit, “Autumn Impressions,” which will present 13 photographers’ views of the garden taken during the October 2012 Photography Workshop. The exhibit will be held March 10 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature 26 photographs, all available for purchase. Thirty percent of the sales will be donated to the garden, and those who attend the event will also be able to vote for their favorite piece.
Photos by Gina Biber / The Capitol Hill Times