Cowra's Ja­panese Gar­dens

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花園秉承日本園林景觀的特點,利用山、水、石的組合既富有傳統的日本風情,也體現「禪」的意境。

The fa­mous gar­den spans an area of 5 hectares, mak­ing it the largest of its kind in the south­ern hemi­sphere. First opened in 1979, the gar­den is the work of world fa­mous Ja­panese gar­den and land­scape de­signer, ken Naka­jima. ken cre­ated this stun­ning and serene land­scape by draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from the tra­di­tional Edo style of a strolling gar­den. The gar­den fea­tures lush hedges, cas­cad­ing streams and wa­ter­falls, a tra­di­tional Edo cot­tage, bon­sai house and an au­then­tic open air tea house.

The “Sakura Mat­suri” cherry blos­som fes­ti­val is held each Septem­ber to her­ald the ar­rival of spring. lo­cals and tourists from all over the world flock to the gar­den to en­joy the spectacle. The event fea­tures ac­tiv­i­ties, per­for­mances and mar­ket stalls al­low­ing vis­i­tors to ex­pe­ri­ence tra­di­tional el­e­ments of Ja­panese cul­ture and cui­sine. This year marks the 23rd an­niver­sary of the cel­e­bra­tion, to be held on the 23rd Septem­ber.

It is im­por­tant to note, how­ever, that the Ja­panese Gar­den has a pur­pose other than pro­vid­ing a tran­quil re­treat for vis­i­tors. Guests will quickly learn that be­neath the serene beauty there is a wartime story of great courage and spirit. 櫻花盛開的考拉

考拉是澳大利亞新南威爾士州中西部地區的一個城鎮,坐落在翠綠的拉克蘭山谷中美麗的的拉克蘭河畔,距離悉尼大約300 公里,中西部高速公路,奧林匹克公路和拉克蘭山谷路等三條國道在考拉交匯,天然的地理環境成為十九世紀中期淘金客的落腳地和交易處。寧靜的花園,肥沃的農田,優質的葡萄酒和文化遺產吸引了早期移民的開拓。

戰俘越獄事件過去了七十多年,如今的考拉鎮充滿了日本元素,歷史建築原貌、日本花園、遍地櫻花以及那段不堪回首的往事成為了考拉獨有的象徵。

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