The balance of positive and
negative forces, Yin & Yang, are ever present here.
in the skillful blending of traditional Japanese landscaping with modern
Occidental architecture, less so in the way the Japanese concept of
"WA" or harmony is used to unite the desires of the human
spirit with our more mundane requirementsthe exquisite beauty
of a Japanese garden with the need for an abundant supply of fresh water.
We invite you to walk, to sit, to contemplate your surroundings in our
garden. To do so is to experience absolute tranquility, it is to enrich
one's spirit, to achieve a state of grace so elusive in our busy modern
world. It is to emulate Lord Buddha who, three thousand years ago, seated
in the shade of a tree in silent contemplation of the human condition,
achieved spiritual enlightenment.
On behalf of my staff, the Mayor's Advisory committee, and our docents,
I invite you to visit and experience the beauty of Suiho En - the garden
of water and fragrance.
Eugene Greene - Garden
The Japanese Garden
6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys,
Tel 818 756 8166 Fax 818 756 9648