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The Yuko-En Garden: Winter Edition

Take a tour around a beautiful Japanese garden found in Georgetown

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I went to the Yuko-En on the Elkhorn located on the north fork of Elkhorn Creek in Georgetown, Kentucky on Thursday, November 21, 2018.  Photo by Amaya Patrick.

Yuko-En is written like this in Japanese 湯コーエン and means Hot water Cohen.

I walked across the orange bridge next to the Kiln House. Photo by Amaya Patrick.

In Japanese culture, orange is a very important color. It means love and courage.

 

This is the Kiln House. Photo by Amaya Patrick.

This was built for the practice of original Raku firing technique. Raku is loosely translated as “happiness by chance.” Only Raku families in Japan say “Raku.” In America, we say “raku” lowercased because it describes the beautiful process by which we have been inspired and adapted to our own work.

 

Here is the inside of the Kiln House. Photo by Amaya Patrick.

The kiln house is not used to make pottery but you can rent it for a party or wedding.

 

This is the “goldfish” pond. Photo by Amaya Patrick.

The fish that live in this pond are called koi. Koi, in the Japanese culture, symbolize good fortune or luck they also have the meaning perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose. One trick you can try is clapping in one spot, the koi fish will come straight towards you in masses.

 

This is the old wooden bridge going over a small pond. Photo by Amaya Patrick.

There isn’t anything living in this one but nevertheless, it has very beautiful scenery around it.

 

This is the pond the bridge goes over. Photo by Amaya Patrick.

This pond has algae covering it over so I couldn’t really see the water.

 

This is a little waterfall. Photo by Amaya Patrick.

This provides a small amount of filtration for the pond.

 

Here is the Elkhorn Creek. Photo by Amaya Patrick.

Since this garden is called Yuko-En on the Elkhorn, this is the north part of the Elkhorn Creek.

 

Here is the entrance or exit gate. Photo by Amaya Patrick.

This is a replica of a traditional Japanese gate.

 

For more information: https://georgetownky.com/yuko-en-on-the-elkhorn

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Amaya Patrick, Staff Reporter

This is Amaya's first year on The Jacket Journal. She is very excited to share information and just be a part of The Jacket Journal. Her favorite interests...

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