2nd time to "the Morikami".... it's just such a lovely place with culture and history and the love of it's sponsors. Very reasonable charge and you can immerse yourself in the water, the Japanese culture, the gardens, the outdoors, the sushi - and on & on. You decide how you wish to spend your day at the Morikami!
I brought my camera this time & captured my moments in the garden. less walking than the first time but just as lovely as a day. My friend from Oregan joined me and was blown away by the peace and quiet.
I "finished" my photography first and while sitting in the shade, met a wonderful Trinidad tourist, Vishna. My day was complimented by learning about his upbringing & daily life there (65, grandparent's migrated from India to Trinidad in the late 1800's.) So not only did I learn more about the small Japanese immigrant community who worked this land from the 1920's till it was donated as a lasting memorial in the 1970's, but I met a most interesting man!
Altho the sushi cafe is very nice (saw the wedding photo's from the owner. 5 yrs ago, of course, wedding at the Morikami), utilize the park/pavillion outside the museum & gardens. no charge and also so peaceful.
I'm glad I can bring friends to such a beautiful place but do intend to attend one of the special events held there. The cafe owner recommended the big celebration in October. Need to put the date in Outlook so I don't forget!
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