Kintsugi Garden

Kintsugi Garden

The “Garden of Mending”

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Personalized garden tiles are available for a suggested donation of $300.  Tiles will be installed on the garden’s east wall.  The tiles are a way to leave a lasting legacy and to honor family members or loved ones, past or present.  Glassworks Architectural Art Glass created these custom fused glass tiles that are etched and painted with names or inscriptions.

Kintsugi, a Japanese technique of salvaging broken pottery by mending the pieces back together with gold.  The line of brass laid within the pavement of the garden acts as a reminder of the perseverance of the Issei and Nisei pioneers and their ability to adapt to life in America.

The JCCCW Kintsugi Garden was completed in June 2014 with the help of a group of third-year Bachelors of Landscape Architecture students from University Washington’s College of Built Environments.  Keeping Japanese traditions in mind and introducing the current landscape treatments, the Kintsugi Garden was made.  To east_wall_angleread more about the design process, please go here.



To dedicate a garden tile, please print this form and return it to our office.