The Praça do Japão or Japan square of Curitiba!

And here I come around the wonderful monuments of this pretty city of Curitiba, of many memories if you can tell from my posts. I really enjoyed my stayed here ( 3 months) and looking forward to one day be back.  Let me tell you a new spot with new text and an older picture about the Praça do Japão or Japan square of Curitiba! 

The Praça do Japão or Japan Square is located near my home there at Av. Sete de Setembro, s/n , neighborhood of Água Verde (I lived off same street further in at neighborhood Batel!) .  It was built in honor of Japanese immigrants who arrived from 1910 onwards. The capital of the State of Paraná, Curitiba, has the second largest Japanese community in Brazil, behind São Paulo.

Curitiba parque japan 2008

In a wooded area of ​​14 thousand square meters, there are 30 cherry trees, sent by the Japanese empire, and six artificial lakes in Japanese molds scattered around the square. A sculpture of Buddha in the center of one of the lakes, symbolizes the brotherhood between Curitiba and Himeji, in addition to transmitting the patience and art of the Japanese, present in Brazil since the beginning of the 20C.

There is also a lantern carved in stone, a traditional symbol in the gardens of Japan, which was donated by the legislative assembly of Hyogo, sister region of Paraná, in 1979.  In July 2018, Espaço Tomie Ohtake was opened, in honor of the artist, who died in 2015. A work by her, consisting of a red sculpture seven meters high and structured in steel, was installed at the site.

The city of Curitiba tourist guide on Praça do Japãohttp://www.curitiba-parana.net/japao.htm

The Curitiba tourist office on the Praça do Japão  : https://turismo.curitiba.pr.gov.br/conteudo/praca-do-japao/1618

As you can see while I was there, they were renovating the square but still was beautiful. I can imagine now should be gorgeous. This is another dandy spot I walked and drove (had a Chevy Prisma car!!) in pretty Curitiba, nice memories of the Praça do Japão! Hope you enjoy the post as I

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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