Sunday, May 26, 2013
RO HO EN
Saturday morning, I took a walk at the Japanese Friendship Garden. The garden is a joint project with Phoenix and Himeji Japan, a sister city of Phoenix. The name RO HO En comes from:
RO the Japanese word for Heron, the symbol of the Himeji Castle
HO The Japanese word for the Phoenix Bird
EN The Japanese word for Garden
The garden closes for the summer on May 31st so I'm glad I went yesterday. They will open again in the fall. Someone maintains the garden all summer but, it's just too hot to keep it open during our scorcher summers. The garden is located on the edge of downtown Phoenix, very close to where I live. It's a wonder I don't go there more often.