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:

"PAUL M. IWASHITA
JULY 4, 1976"

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

"I'VE CHANGED MY
DWELLING TO BATHE
IN SUMMER COOLNESS,
SO TRANQUIL, SO CALM.

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"
Address:
Japanese Friendship Garden Kelley Park San Jose, CA


Website: [Web Link]

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