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Moon Window at Fukushuen - a traditional Chinese garden in Naha, Okinawa constructed in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the sister city relationship between Naha and Fuzhou, China. Kume Naha, where the garden is located, was for centuries the center of Chinese culture in the Ryukyu Kingdom, and a symbol of the significant role of Chinese cultural influence in Okinawan culture and history. The garden was built with the use of wood and stone from Fuzhou, with the help of artisans from Fuzho and therefore contains many of the elements of a traditional Chinese garden. Several bridges extend over the pond, with koi carp and turtles: symbols of longevity and wisdom. The centerpiece of the garden is its waterfall, - the stones it flows from lead to a Chinese pavilion, allowing a view of the garden and surrounding scenery. The Japanese concept of borrowed scenery shakkei is used, as well as local Okinawan elements of plants and trees chosen for the garden
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Moon Window at Fukushuen -  a traditional Chinese garden in Naha, Okinawa constructed in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the sister city relationship between Naha and Fuzhou, China. Kume Naha, where the garden is located, was for centuries the center of Chinese culture in the Ryukyu Kingdom, and a symbol of the significant role of Chinese cultural influence in Okinawan culture and history.  The garden was built with the use of wood and stone from Fuzhou, with the help of artisans from Fuzho and therefore contains many of the elements of a traditional Chinese garden.  Several bridges extend over the pond, with koi carp and turtles: symbols of longevity and wisdom. The centerpiece of the garden is its waterfall, - the stones it flows from lead to a Chinese pavilion, allowing a view of the garden and surrounding scenery.  The Japanese concept of borrowed scenery shakkei is used, as well as local Okinawan elements of plants and trees chosen for the garden