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Seattle Japanese Garden

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Koi

The lake is in the center of the garden with the path winding around it. There are two bridges that span across it. The earthen bridge (Dobashi) and plank bridge (Yatsuhashi) are traditional elements in Japanese gardens.

When I stood at the bridge, this koi swam towards me and circled around below obviously hoping for food. Sadly, I disappointed him (or her?) and only took photos.

It was a good-sized koi as was most of the koi in the lake, and had an "old" and some-what weathered look to it.

Based on this original

Koi at the Seattle Japanese Garden
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One of the koi in the lake at the Japanese Garden of the Washington Arboretum. This photo was taken on July 11, 2007 from the bridge across the lake. I … More »


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