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~ Japanese Garden Tour ~

Sharon Harada put together a very delightful day. We spent the best part of the morning touring the Japanese Gardens in Van Nuys, followed by a more then filling lunch at Benihana's.

Sharon added... A big thank you 👏🏻 👏🏻 to Joyce Klemann for arranging the Benihana lunch and for providing directions to the gardens and restaurant and back home without ANY of us getting lost!
Domo arigato, Joyce!

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We all met at 8:30 am sharp, at the church parking lot

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Noses were counted and...

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maps were given to the designated drivers. Then off we went.

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We arrived at our destination and waited for our docent to start the tour.

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A quick stop in the gift shop so Sharon could pay for the tour and a quick-pic of Joyce and Karen.

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Half of us went with one docent, counter-clockwise around the Gardens, and the other half went clockwise. We met in the middle at the pagoda. We rested a spell then separated again and finished the tour.

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This is a plaque honoring the designer of the Gardens, Koichi Kawana. It is called SUIHO-EN Garden of Water and Fragrance

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Japanese Garden's, absolutely stunning.

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Japanese Garden's website and see and read more.

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Sally Armstrong, Marie Coolidge, Mary Mayhew, Alice Smith, Usha Linderman, Maria Trainor and Joyce Klemann

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Linda Martin, Judy Crenshaw, Marilyn Brackett, Susan Harada, Karen Roth, Peggy Celic, Mary Rockwell, Peggy Tancreto

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Mary Goodenough, Barbara Hoff, Jeanette Filosa, Charleen Birgy, Lory Beving, Pat Craig, Reymonda Kent, Dennis Ling

I took so many pics as everything was so beautiful, I decided to put the rest of them up on another website go here.

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