Visit to RoHoEn (Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix)

Consul General Sone visited RoHoEn (Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix) on October 18th.
RoHoEn is a joint project of the City of Phoenix and their Sister City, Himeji, Japan. Since the project started in 1987, the City of Himeji, architects from Himeji and volunteers from Arizona contributed to the project. The first phase of the garden opened in November 1996, and the rest of it opened to the public in 2002.
Consul General Sone, on this first trip to Arizona since his current assignment started in September, visited the garden to learn its history and met with the garden’s President, Ms. Kiyoko Toyama.
RoHoEn is 3.5 acre Japanese Stroll Garden with a tea garden and a tea house - Musoan. They organize and host Chanoyu (Japanese Tea Ceremony) on a monthly basis, which attracts many people in Arizona through Japanese tea culture.
They will celebrate their 20th Anniversary on November 19th, 2022.
RoHoEn Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix Website: