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In a small pavillion within the Japanese Gardens is a replica of a Japanese Shrine dating back to 739 A.D. It was a gift from the citizens of Nagaoka Japan to the citizens of Fort Worth which is a sister city of Nagaoka.

The shrine, or Mikoshi, is carried during festivals and public celebrations. It was first carried in Fort Worth during the Pioneer Days celebration in 1992. The Carrying of the Mikoshi has denoted harmony and camaraderie among the bearers.

Address: Japanese Gardens, 3220 Botanic Gardens Blvd
Directions: Take I-30 and exit off of University Drive north, the garden is right on the right hand side.
Phone: 817-871-7689
Website: http://www.fwbg.org/

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  • Written Sep 18, 2004
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