San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden


It was funny that the Chinese Tea Garden gate welcomes visitors to the San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden. After a bit of research, I found why the garden has a funny entrance (You may refer to Wikipedia). As opposed to my low expectation, the garden was enjoyable except the fact it was a bit too big to be a Japanese garden.

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Like Moai in Easter Island.

IMG_7438I like a small garden attached to a Japanese traditional style house, which is very green and with a variety of small plants and trees. This garden was way too big so that it should have remained the Chinese Tea Garden. The stone piled pillars look neat.

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What was impressive was the shallow pond and a lot of big carps in it.

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According to Wikipedia, Common carp leave up to 38 years and grow 110 cm long. I wondered how old they are in the pond.

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The start of a short trail leads to the zoo.

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I met students from a photography class, wondering why all are female. Look at the little lady model in pink.

IMG_7495I should take a photography class, too but am afraid if might lose interest.

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