Japanese Garden rocks installed

Garden on Clark College campus

By Tom Vogt, Columbian science, military & history reporter

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Colf Construction will install the carved basalt rocks for the new Japanese Garden at Clark College at noon Thursday.

The garden is located just east of the Music Building and O’Connell Sports Center on the main Clark College campus at McLoughlin and Fort Vancouver Way.

The garden honors the relationship between the City of Vancouver, Clark College and the people of Japan.

It is being built through generous donations from SEH America, a maker of silicon wafers with an operation in Vancouver, and Chihiro Kanagawa, executive officer of Shin-Etsu Chemical Company.

The college is providing land for the garden, the City of Vancouver is overseeing the construction and the donated funds are being managed through the Parks Foundation of Clark County.

The basalt rocks were carved by craftsmen in Japan and are one of the key features in the garden.

Scott Murase, principal in Murase Associates who designed the garden, will be on campus to oversee the placement of the basalt.