This garden was created in honour of the town of Kamaishi in Japan, twinned with Digne-les-Bains since 1994. The Japanese town had a cast made of the famous Ammonite Fossil Rock-Slab that they had installed in the town of Kamaishi.
The Kamaishi Japanese Garden symbolises the Journey of Life. To understand its full meaning, it must be explored from the bottom up. Along the way, the flowers and plants are spread out in time and space, so that each season corresponds to the various stages of life. When you cross the bridge, you crossover into the spirit world.