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Experts to attend two-day workshop on proposed Japanese garden

Professor Makato Suzuki, professor of Landscape Architecture Science at Tokyo University of Agriculture and president of the Academic Society of Japanese Garden will visit the city to attend a two-day workshop on the proposed Japanese garden, the one of its kind garden in the country which is coming up at New Town.

The garden will be thrown open to people in January, 2017.

Takatoshi Arai, an engineer and Kanako Katyamo, urban environment expert met Debashis Sen, chairman, West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (WBHIDCO) and discussed about the workshop and visit of Suzuki. They visited Japanese Garden and saw the progress of work.

The two-day workshop will be held from December 24-26. Engineers, Architects and senior officials of WBHIDCO will attend it.

The Japanese garden will come up on 3.5 acre of land and will be situated next to the central lake at Eco Park.

The images of Buddha which have been bought from Suruchi Sangha and Chetla Agrani have been put on display.

Sen said there would be a large gate with ticketing kiosks and a huge rain shelter canopy. The walkway is decorated with numerous garden elements of Shinto, lanterns and small and large Buddha sculptures, walking stone and many others. There will be a Japanese restaurant where Japanese food will be served. Café Ekante will run it.

Various types of bamboos will be planted in an organic manner to replicate the forests.

Lanterns in stone and weathered sculptures will be arranged to give the area a natural and aesthetic look. Small smiling Buddha sculptures will welcome the visitors at the entrance. A monastery with a centrally located Pagoda, an inspiration from Ryonji monastery is a space for meditation. 

The monastery will have a three-layer Pagoda. It is the replica of an original Pagoda.

A central wishing pond has been created with Japanese semi circular bridge across it. A wish fountain will also be set up. There will be 15 covered Japanese food outlet where specially cooked Japanese food will be served.

The garden which is one of its kind in the country, will attract both domestic and foreign tourists. The garden has been meticulously constructed and suggestions of experts are being taken to give original touch.
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