Watch the future rise

From the opening of Japan in 1853 to the arrival of the Phoenix Pavilion for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition to the new Garden of the Phoenix, we explore the highs and lows of history and celebrate the mutual understanding that connects us. We invite you to seek out the past and watch the future rise. Read more about the history of the garden.

Our Story Unfolds

Just like the new garden in Jackson Park, this website will serve as a symbol of our relationship as well as a place to learn about Japan and its culture.

The story between our two nations will continue to unfold. Come back soon to continue the garden's journey to the present with the new Phoenix Pavilion by Kulapat Yantrasast and SKY LANDING by Yoko Ono.