Japanese Peace Bell Garden

Japanese Peace Bell Garden (HM1HQ3)

Location: Duluth, MN 55806 St. Louis County
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N 46° 46.6', W 92° 7.444'

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This garden celebrates Duluth's sister city relationship with Ohara Isumi-City, Japan.
During World War II, the Japanese government instructed villages to donate metal to be melted down for ammunition. Ohara Isumi-City dismantled their city's prized Buddhist temple bell. By the end of the war, the bell was still intact and a naval crew from the USS Duluth carried it to Duluth and it became a gift to the City.
In 1954, the ancient Buddhist temple bell was returned to Ohara Isumi-City. In 1993 Ohara Isumi-City presented Duluth with a replica of the bell, which now resides in this park.
The Japanese garden was created to commemorate 20 years of friendship with Duluth's Sister City. The garden's design is based on Japanese gardens of past centuries.
There are four basic elements to a tradition Japanese garden: stones, water, plants and man-made objects. The structure of this garden is based on natural rock formations and stones arranged to visually represent streams, ponds and lakes. The lake is actually dry, but it is filled with small rocks raked to look like waves.
The manufactured objects include a covered entryway, a bridge, two stone lanterns, a stone pagoda and a few stone benches, which encourages walkers to linger and reflect.
HM NumberHM1HQ3
Placed ByCity of Duluth and Concerned Citizens and Organizations
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 566870 N 5180718
Decimal Degrees46.77666667, -92.12406667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 46.6', W 92° 7.444'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 46' 36" N, 92° 7' 26.64" W
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Area Code(s)218
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Superior Hiking Trail, Duluth MN 55806, US
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