The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, is the oldest public Japanese garden in California. It is a direct descendant of the California Mid-Winter Esposition held in the park from January to December 1894. Today’s Japanese Tea Garden, although changed from the original Japanese Village, has still a few reminders from the 1894 Exposition. These include the splendid Moon (or Drum) Bridge, the Tea House and the pond with its small island in front of the Tea House.
This gallery has the highlights of an early morning stroll of the Japanese Tea Garden in late April.