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Kobe Bell Meditation Garden

This garden is a quiet, shady place for contemplation. It is tucked in behind the Intiman Theater at the north end of the campus.

The “Friendship Bell” was a gift to Seattle from the City of Kobe, Japan for the 1962 World’s Fair. The bell hangs from a small Shinto style, open air, temple. The garden surrounding the bell was renovated in 2000 and features Japanese maple, Sasanqua Camellia, Hydrangea, Hellebore and Hosta. Two marble benches provide seating.

Southeast, but, very near the Kobe Bell is the oldest tree on the Seattle Center campus. This is a Daimyo Oak (Quercus dentata), planted and dedicated in 1932 by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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