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Kubota Garden

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Directional signage

There were several signs like this one engraved into stone to help you find your way. Even with the map, it was a little confusing finding our way around and back. The garden is sprawled over 4.5 acres of land and features many twisting walkways that guide you through.

The concept of "mie gakure"—or "hidden and seen"—is a central design principle in Japanese stroll gardens, where the path curves, and elements are arranged so that new, unexpected views are discovered at each turn. I recogized Kubota Garden's usage of this design element throughout the vast grounds.

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Kubota Garden directional signage
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This is an example of the directional signage at the Kubota Garden in Seattle, Washington. Much of the signage at Kubota Garden is carved/engraved into stone. This photo was taken … More »


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