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Cultural Fusion - Mission San Fernando & the Japanese Garden

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Mixing things up a bit in LA. The Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana is the 17th mission founded in California. It was founded on September 8th, 1797 by Friar Fermin Lasuen. Tour beautiful Mission San Fernando, where a bell hangs in the belfry of the church weighing 100 pounds and dates to 1796, bearing inscriptions for both Mission San Fernando and a Russian Orthodox Church official of the island of Kodiak, Alaska. The elaborate altar, reredos and pulpit are carved from walnut and date to 1687. They were originally installed in the chapel of St. Philip Neri at Ezcaray, Spain, and reassembled in part at San Fernando by California mission’s curator Sir Richard Joseph Menn of the Diocese of Monterey.

After our morning in at the mission, we’ll have lunch and head down to the Japanese Gardens in Los Angeles

The 6½ acre Japanese garden is fashioned after “stroll gardens” constructed during the 18th and 19th centuries for Japanese Feudal lords. The garden is unique in that it incorporates three classical designs: a dry karensansui, a wet garden with promenade chisen, and an authentic tea ceremony garden incorporating a 4.5 tatami mat tea room.

The garden is open until 4:00 Admission to the Garden is $3.00 per person, $2.00 for Seniors 62+ and Children under 10

CARPOOLING: We’ll leave the Fullerton park-n-ride at 8:15. The Park-n-ride is located were the 5, 91, Orangethorpe and Magnolia come together. NONCARPOOLING: if you are traveling to the event yourself or creating your own carpool, we’ll meet at the mission at 9:00, 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd, Mission Hills, CA[masked]

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