West National Mall Monuments & Memorials Self Guided Walking Tour and Printable Map

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Japanese Pagoda

The Japanese Pagoda, ensconced amidst the magnificent Japanese cherry trees that line the Tidal Basin, was originally a personal gift. In 1957, the Mayor of Yokohama, Ryozo Hiranuma, gave the 3,800 pound granite statue to District Commissioner Renah Camalier. It was a memento of the mayor’s visit four years earlier. Camalier believed that the present belonged to the people of Washington D.C. The Japanese Pagoda was dedicated as a present from Japan to the citizens of the United States in 1958. It is situated in West Potomac Park near the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial.

The eight-foot-tall pagoda made the journey to the United States in five boxes. The Library of Congress was tasked to assemble the pagoda based upon its institutional knowledge because the boxes didn’t contain any instructions. The precise age of the pagoda is unknown; however, historians believe that the statue could be up to 800 years old. This means that the pagoda was created during the era when shoguns ruled Japan. The theory is based on the overall design and the seated Buddhas etched along the base of the pagoda.

Garden pagodas are stone replicas of the full-size, multi-story wooden towers. Representing the tenets of Buddhism, they are frequently found in public and private gardens as well as adjacent to temples and shrines. Thousands of people visit the Japanese Pagoda each year.




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