Saturday, May 2, 2015

Shadyside Hospital's Japanese garden in spring.

A few photos of the Japanese garden at Shadyside Hospital, taken April 29. Unfortunately, I seem to have missed most of the sakura by a few days.

Reads a plaque at the entrance:
This garden is a gift from Dr. Kazuo Kodera in honor of nurses. It is a place for health care providers to think about our friends around the world and to reflect on the meaning of our work, which i to care for one another. It is a place to find new friendships, to find new hope, and to find peace.

We hope you enjoy your time here.

September 2005
A September 2008 Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania newsletter tells more:
Outside the main entrance of Shadyside Hospital, a quiet and unassuming oasis lies. The serene Japanese garden was made in honor of nurses. The trees are a gift from Dr. Kazou Kodera, Japanese director of the English Society Institute in Tokyo.
A plaque closer to the entrance, at a smaller garden, tells visitors that the garden is dedicated to the Matsudaira's first son, Shinya, who died in 1995.

Here are a few photos from a visit in March 2014.