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Ichimura Miami Japanese Garden
Ichimura Miami - Japan Garden

The City of Miami and landscape architect Lester Collins Pancoast and architect Thorn Grafton worked cooperatively with the Japanese Consul and The Friends of the Japanese Garden to redesign and reconstruct the Ichimura Miami-Japan Garden.

The City-owned land will re-open as a public park with specialized amenities and programming. The Garden will be open during the day for public gathering, classes, cultural exchange and passive enjoyment. Special events may be scheduled in the evenings on request. Seasonal festivals and holidays from the Japanese calendar will be celebrated as garden-related events.

History of the Garden
In the 1950's, Mr. Kiyoshi Ichimura became enamored with the City of Miami and began sending dismantled objects and materials from Tokyo along with carpenters, gardeners and a landscape architect to design and construct, what in 1961 would become, the "San-Ai-An Japanese Garden."

Private Donations
A charitable fund has been established at the Dade Community Foundation to support the completion of this project.

Dade Community Foundation
200 South Biscayne Boulevard Suite 505
Miami, FL 33131-2343
Telephone: 305-371-2711 Fax: 305-371-5342

For further information on the Japanese Garden, please contact:
Ernest Burkeen
Director of Parks and Recreation
Department of Parks and Recreation

(305) 416-1320

Special thanks to the following agencies and organizations for supporting the reconstruction of the Japanese Garden and funding the creation of an interpretive trail at the redesigned garden.

State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Consulate General of Japan in Miami
Commemorative Association for the Japan World Exposition (1970)
Parrot Jungle Island
Miami-Dade County Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs