Buenos Aires´ famed Japanese Garden celebrated its 50th anniversary last Sunday. To commemorate this major milestone, entrance to the park was free all day.
The Japanese Garden was originally created in 1967 to welcome the prince and princess of Japanese for their inaugural visit to Argentina. Additionally, its creation was a gesture of goodwill to the Argentine public for their warm reception of immigrants from Japan at this time.
Since 1989, the Argentine-Japanese Cultural Foundation has managed the site, working to display the unique cultural heritage of the Japanese in Buenos Aires. (more…)