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The Garden of the Phoenix New Bonds Blossoming on Old Ground

The Garden of the Phoenix is located in Jackson Park, Chicago, and emanates from the site of the Hōōden (Phoenix Pavilion), which was dedicated on the Wooded Island on March 31, 1893 by the United States and Japan for the World’s Columbian Exposition as a permanent place for visitors to learn about Japan and experience Japanese culture.

Over the past 120 years, the Garden of the Phoenix has evolved to become one of the most important sites in America reflecting the past and future of U.S.-Japan relations. In 2013, over 120 cherry blossom trees were planted in and around this historic site to commemorate its extraordinary history, and to usher in a new era for the Garden and the relationship between these two nations in Chicago.