somewhat – free day at the Japanese Gardens is not exactly the most peaceful of days to visit
the tour was fascinating – who knew how much thought went into these gardens!
for example, did you know that they are deliberately asymmetrical?
and that they are designed to be experienced with all five senses?
and that there are places that are intended to make you pause, so that your experience is prolonged?
being spring, the cherry blossoms were near peak in many portions of the garden