The newly renovated Japanese gardens from the metropolitan park, was in a very bad state after his first day accessible to the public.
Plants uprooted, children sit in valuable sculptures, destruction of the lantern and even people and dogs bathed in the inner lagoons were some of the scenes that were seen on Jan. 12 in the Japanese Garden.
Several photos are on social networksIn them you can see dozens of people sitting on grass and garden plants, some of them make a picnic while some children in the splash river and other visitors enter the fenced areas of the park.
The attitude of the visitors even influenced who have participated in the design of the garden Juan Manuel Gálvez, Master of Landscape Architecture at Chiba University in Japan, who shared their video impressions on their YouTube channel.
"We we knew that the way in which the Chilean occupy the public space differs from the way the Japanese do it, For nature, the nature of the Japanese is sacred, and when faced with built-up landscapes, they need time to think without touching"said an expert in Japanese gardens.
"On the contrary we are more intrusive, and we live through public space through touch. We We say our children have a good time when rolling on the grass as they jump from stone to stone when there is contact. It was clear that it could happen when designing a Japanese garden in Chile, "added Gálvez.
The goal of the architect is clear that it is not a spa or a camp because Japanese gardens in the world are postcards, places of contemplation and transit, so the paths leading the way.
Therefore You are not allowed to sit on the grass, not the picnic, and bathe less in the lagoons,
Renovated Japanese Garden It was inaugurated on January 11 after two years of remodeling and currently It has rivers, waterfalls, water wheels, two internal lagoons, and even music, which will be heard in some places in the garden.
During the tour also highlight the tower located on the island in one of the lagoons and 35 new cherries that forests, and which are added to bamboo, azalea and lotus flowers.
In reconstruction have invested approximately 725 million pesos, and make it experts in Japanese gardens have been hired and forest construction.
Japanese garden It is located within a metropolitan park, 1.5 km from Pedro de Valdivia's entranceand will be open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00.