SF Chronicle: Unexpected history lesson from the Buddha

Buddha statue

By Bill Van Niekerken

While looking for images to illustrate the OurSF article this past Sunday, I came across a negative pack tagged “G.G. Park — Buddha installed.” I couldn’t picture where this buddha was located. Certainly it couldn’t be in the Japanese Tea Garden, which was designed by Baron Makoto Hagiwara and built in 1894 for the MidWinter Exposition. It was time to dig around in the archives, and as usual, the search turned up more history than I expected.

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