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This photo is of the waterfall at Kubota Garden in Seattle, Washington. It was taken on July 7, 2007. Kubota Garden is a public garden that is now owned by the City of Seattle and maintained by the Department of Parks & Recreation. It was originally created and maintained for many years by Fujitaro Kubota.

The waterfall is part of the Mountainside section of Kubota Garden. According to their brochure, the Mountainside "built by the Kubota family to celebrate the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle, offers the visitor a miniature walk into the mountains. The waterfalls are formed by stone from North Bend and fed by water pumped up from the lowest pond."

According to the website, "Fujitaro placed over 400 tons of stone to create the Mountainside with featured waterfalls, reflection pools, carved stones and the plants that he had worked with throughout his life."

It is truly amazing to see in person, especially knowing that he was already in his 80s at the time. Looking down from the top is a breathtaking view. You can see the vastness of the garden and its greenery. The waterfall has multiple levels and beautiful to behold.

Kubota Garden
9817 55th Avenue S.
Seattle, Washington 98118

For information about the garden and Fujitaro Kubota, please visit their website: www.kubota.org. The site includes a brief history.

vkm — Last modified Mar 30 2011 7:59 p.m.

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