Newly opened Japanese garden in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Here are some more photos that relate to my WSJ review of two Japanese gardens.  You can see images of the MFA Boston’s garden in my earlier blog and here are photos I took in the Japanese garden of the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

wending our way down to the lake
wending our way down to the lake

a viewing platform -  Japanese Garden in the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

South waterfall
at the top of the South waterfall, a large (yin) and smaller (yang) boulders
a boulder appears to leap upstream in the south waterfall
a boulder appears to leap upstream in the south waterfall
North waterfall
North waterfall
view from the peninsula of a group of menhir-like sculptures: "Existence" by Masayaki Koorida
view from the peninsula of a group of menhir-like sculptures: “Existence” by Masayuki Koorida
approaching "Long Island Buddha" by Zhang Huan
approaching “Long Island Buddha” by Zhang Huan

Long Island Buddha by Zhang Huan -  Japanese Garden in the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

The verse reads: The young leaves, all the shapes of hearts, all the shapes of eyes
One of 23 verses carved into boulders: part of “For the Garden” by Jenny Holzer
Large boulder with smaller accompanying one
In the Zen-style rock garden
a view from atop viewing hill
from atop ‘viewing hill’
Even the gardeners' gloves strike a mudra
Even the gardeners’ gloves strike a mudra

2 thoughts on “Newly opened Japanese garden in Grand Rapids, Michigan

    1. How kind of you to let me know, thank you. I hope you have a great visit. THe nice thing about Michigan is that the weather can change dramatically within a few hours so you get to see the Japanese garden under different light. Let me know your how you like it.

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