Japanese Tea Garden

 

The Japanese tea garden was built in 1894 for an international exposition. The horticulturist of the park at the time, John Mclaren allowed it to remain afterward, making it one of the oldest attraction of the golden gate park.

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The little lanterns are symbolising the 5 elements :

  1. Earth (base on the floor)
  2. Water (section upon the base one),
  3. Fire (light part)
  4. Air  (section upon the light)
  5. Mind (the upper one).