Paul M. Iwashita - San Jose, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 37° 19.311 W 121° 51.665
10S E 600909 N 4131185
Quick Description: This quote is located on a stone tablet in San Jose's Japanese friendship Garden.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/19/2014 9:26:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMMX87
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Long Description:
A stone tablet in San Jose's Japanese Friendship Garden has a quote in Japanese characters...except for the name of the person quoted:

JULY 4, 1976"

The words are translated on an adjacent wooden plaque that reads:


Translated by Myron Wahlstrand"

This website (visit link) provides this question and answer:

"Who is Paul M. Iwashita from Japanese friendship garden?...

He was my grandfather and I am named after him. He was a master carpenter, builder, poet and martial arts champion - black belt in Judo and Karate. He was bigger than life and always had presence wherever he went. He is still sorely missed.
Paul Yonamine"
Japanese Friendship Garden Kelley Park San Jose, CA

Website: [Web Link]

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