We visited Komaba park today to see the Japanese garden again. It's a little known park that's close to where our first apartment was located in Kami-Meguro. Anne used to take Forrest there to play around. It's very close to the University of Tokyo, and was once the property of Marquis Maeda Toshinari, head of the Kaga family. Currently, the park houses the Museum of Modern Japanese Literature.
The cherry blossoms were in full bloom, and at times it looked as if it were snowing, so many cherry blossoms were falling to the ground. Little kids were having a ball; one little guy had a Japanese style sword and was chasing around the other kids who were squealing with delight. Amelia couldn't stop laughing while watching them.
The grounds have both a Western and a Japanese style house, and the combination is wonderful. Makes you want to build a
tea house in your back yard [Hmmmmm...]. The Japanese house has one particularly stunning room that looks over an elegantly planned garden. It's one of the most peaceful places I know on earth. More photos of the park can be viewed here.