Yesterday was another glorious day in city so while running errands we decided to take a well-deserved break to soak up the sun. We spontaneously headed to the Japanese garden in the Wooded Island near the Museum of Science & Industry. After nearly 20 years of living in Chicago and the last 5 on the south side, I am embarrassed to say we have never visited this spectacular piece of soothing solitude. We were all amazed at how the sound of the waterfall, the shadows of the bonsai trees in the lagoon and the tiny bridge transported us to another place & time. The Osaka Garden is a truly magical place of calm in the midst of the hustle & bustle of the windy city.
The Japanese Garden was created as part of the Columbian Exposition in 1893 and is still thriving today! With the garden’s unbelievably rich history and cultural significance, it has received continuous support from the Japanese but is still in need of donations and volunteers. To learn more about this piece of the past, visit the The Friends of the Japanese Garden , a foundation dedicated to sustaining the garden’s future growth.