July 23, 2011

Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco

Greetings from San Francisco.

Japanese Tea Garden © Evelyn Howard 2011

I visited the Japanese Tea Garden recently. It’s a beautiful place.

Japanese Tea Garden stream © Evelyn Howard 2011

Bridge stones. Walk carefully or you will get wet.

Japanese Tea Garden San Francisco © Evelyn Howard 2011

I didn’t get a chance to climb this bridge – it was full of kids. There was hardly room for me to take this photo, balancing myself on another bridge with excited parents, who were taking snapshots of their children.

Japanese Tea Garden San Francisco © Evelyn Howard 2011

Before the crowd came…. The bridge in front was the one that I was able to stand on, to take the above photo. Visit Louis for more Sunday Bridges.

Japanese Tea Garden San Francisco © Evelyn Howard 2011

I love the stone lanterns.

Japanese Tea Garden San Francisco © Evelyn Howard 2011

Fabulous place. I spent many hours here drawing.

Udon, Japanese Tea Garden San Francisco © Evelyn Howard 2011

There’s a tea house in the Japanese Tea Garden. I had udon, and it made me think of my time in Japan.

Happy Weekend.

25 comments:

James said...

This place brings back great memories! My wife and I used to go here all the time during the first few years of our marriage. I especially liked going on cold days because I enjoyed the tea even more.
Wonderful pictures Evelyn!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

So much beauty in one place! Your photos are lovely.

Mr Lonely said...

walking here with a smile.. have a nice day ~ =D

Regards,
http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

MarieElizabeth said...

Such gorgeous photos, what a wonderful place to visit. So glad you got to enjoy a tea house as well!

LĂșcia said...

Beautiful place!
My grandparents were born in Japan, I'm always glad when I see something related to the Japanese culture. ;-)

diane b said...

Japanese gardens are so beautiful wherever they are. This one is stunning.

Sadami said...

Oooohhhh!!Evelyn,
The photos look gorgeous, especially, the UDON!!? You took the most beautiful places from the garden. Thank you!
Cheers,Sadami

Kaori said...

I love your photos of the Japanese garden! And that bridge is amazing. Love the photo with both bridges! Are you in San Francisco now? Hope you're having a lovely time there :D

Evelyn said...

Thanks everyone.

@Kaori,
Yes, am in San Francisco. Lovely here :)

L.W.Roth, said...

Your photographs have done it. You've brought the orient to me. I love the photo of the udon. Enjoy San Francisco. China Town was a wonderful photographic opportunity, but you might have had enough culture by now?

wenn said...

awesome! another place on my must-see places list!

Dimple said...

I have been to the tea garden, but not for a long time. It is lovely, and you show that well.

Thanks for the visit!

Ann said...

What a narrow and tall curve. Now you have to got again to tell us how hard it was to climb up and down.

Ann said...

Udon is my son's favourite. Once he went to a very good Japanese Restaurant at the Shangrilia, and he told the waitress it wasn't the udon his mum cooked. The manager came and got him another, the thick one like your photo.

Kate said...

Wonderful photos of the gracefully curved bridge.

Andy said...

The bridge looks like it is almost a straight climb up to reach the top.

The Notorious j.o.e. said...

Hi Evelyn- it's been a while, so it feels good to come back and visit! I love the Japanese traditions / artwork / architecture. In fact, I've just spent three weeks learning about them. Beautiful photos! Blessings!!

Francisca said...

Evelyn. Let me get this straight. You left Asia to go to SF to go to a Japanese tea garden...? Huh!? LOL! Seriously, lovely place. Butdon't tell me you are in SF to learn English. LOL! (Sorry, it's super late; this is my last blog comment for the day.)

Pat said...

What a beautiful place to spend the day! The food looks good, too!

Genie said...

We have a lovely Japanese garden in Richmond which I photographed earlier this year. These areas are just the most beautiful ones when visiting formal gardens. The bridge in this one is MUCH steeper that the one I walked. The steep incline really does a trick on my stomach which I do not like. I prefer the little low one. All of the shots in this series are beautiful. I know you had a wonderful visit. Genie

Evelyn said...

Ann, don;t think I'm in a hurry to go back there... but if I do, I will certainly try! So did your son end up eating 2 bowls of noodles ? :)

Evelyn said...

@Linda
Thanks for the tip. I will get to Chinatown sometime for sure!

Evelyn said...

@Joe: Welcome back!

@Francisca: haha, not English... but I am taking drawing classes here.

THANKS EVERYONE FOR DROPPING BY.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

You got some gorgeous shots of the tea garden. I haven't gone there in a few months, I'll have to get back soon. It's so peaceful there.

Evelyn said...

Thanks, you guys are lucky to have such a beautiful place. The Golden Gate Park is a great place - there is so much there.

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