Kubota Garden is the former private garden of Fujitaro Kubota, a Japanese emigrant and self-taught gardener, now a 20-acre public park in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of South Seattle. Kubota's vision for his private garden involved melding Japanese design with Pacific Northwest plants. Kubota also designed the Japanese garden at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. Read more about the history of Kubota Garden here.
|Lots of colorful fallen leaves|
|There were plenty more still on the trees|
|Fallen, lichenous twig|
|Kubota must be a popular hangout for au pairs and their charges, I encountered quite a few young women with children.|
|Japanese maple leaves caught in a small-leaved shrub (possibly a boxwood?)|
|I kept crossing paths with this little girl, and couldn't resist taking her photo when she stuck her head inside the bell.|