Presentation Ceremony of the donation for the Cowra Japanese Garden Gate Restoration Project

On Tuesday 8 March, Ambassador Kusaka hosted a presentation ceremony of the donation for the Cowra Japanese Garden Gate Restoration Project at his residence. This project was made possible thanks to the generous donation from Mr and Mrs Gandel and Mitsubishi Australia Ltd. In attendance were Mr and Mrs Gandel, Mr and Mrs Takada from Mitsubishi Australia, and Mr Griffiths, Deputy Chairman of the Cowra Japanese Garden Foundation (CJGF), and his colleagues from CJGF.

Ambassador Kusaka expressed his most sincere appreciation to Mr and Mrs Gandel and Mr Takada for their kind generosity and said that it is our responsibility to pass on the crucial peace message of Cowra to younger generations.

The new gate that will be installed at the Cowra Japanese garden is designed by Mr Don Kibbler, the chairman of the CJGF, and complements the design of the garden and existing buildings. Special tiles were imported from Japan to retain authenticity and the restoration project is expected to be completed in August this year.
 



 

 From Left: Ambassador Kusaka,
 Mr Griffiths, Mr & Mrs Gandel,
 Mr & Mrs Takada