NITOBE MEMORIAL GARDEN
1895 LOWER MALL
- Japanese Tea House - Nitobe Gardens
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The Nitobe Memorial Garden was opened in 1960. The garden is considered the most authentic Japanese garden outside Japan and was designed by the Japanese landscape architect Kannosuke Mori. Its form is meant to symbolize the journey of life and reflect the principles of yin and yang. The garden is named for Dr. Inazo Nitobe, who as an international educator and the Japanese representative to the League of Nations in the 1920s, helped to bridge the gap between the East and the West. Dr. Nitobe passed away in Vancouver in 1933 and was buried in Victoria.