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Memorial Garden in Neighbourhood Park
Memorial Garden in Neighbourhood Park
Memorial Garden in Neighbourhood Park
Memorial Garden in Neighbourhood Park

This well tended local neighbourhood park garden is actually a quiet memorial to a deceased spouse.

Chatting with the lady who was working on the garden (planting tulips) I learned that she was carrying on the work of her husband, who had passed away the year before. He had worked in some area of the city agriculture/environmental works department and had shared his love and knowledge of plants and gardening over the years of marriage.

His volunteer work maintaining this patch in a local park had been his gift to the neighbourhood.

Location: Akishima, Tokyo


2 Contributions
  1. fer

    A very lovely garden with story.
    Is great to see how people’s work and spirit can last even after one is gone

    Oct 26, 2010

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