Visitors are surprised to discover a century-old connection between Japan and South Florida. It was here that a group of young Japanese farmers created a community intended to revolutionize agriculture in the Sunshine State.
Their crop experimentations were disappointing and the group fell apart, except for one man—George Sukeji Morikami. He continued to cultivate local crops, raise a family, purchase land and fall so much in love with this area and our country that he donated land to Palm Beach County to be used as a park to preserve the memory of the Yamato Colony.
This is not a botanical garden, where you will find trees and plants identified. It is a place of tranquility and grace, where one can sit on a bench and enjoy a break from the noise of life.
And see a turtle or two…or koi searching for food
A few tourists…
This is a very nice place to visit and learn a little about Japanese culture. Check it out at www.morikami.org. We’ll have to go back again some day. It’s worth a second look.
Sayonara for now, y’all!