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Seattle Japanese Garden

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Moon-viewing stand

This wooden platform sits over the lake on the opposite side as the original entrance gate. The brochure describes it as:

"The Moon-viewing Stand is used in late summer for ceremonies that celebrate the rising of the moon and other performances during Japanese festivals celebrated in the garden. It is also a good place to observe the colored carp (koi) in the lake. You can often see frogs among the water lilies, and occasionally a great blue heron will appear along the edges of the stone cape. On the lakeshore are beds of Japanese iris (Iris ensata)."

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Moon-viewing Stand at the Seattle Japanese Garden
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This is the moon-viewing stand from the Japanese Garden at the Washington Arboretum. The photo was taken during my visit there on July 11, 2007. The wooden platform sits over … More »


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