Guardian of Water sculpture
Public Art : Guardian of Water sculpture
Also Known As : Goddess of Water
Sculptor: © Donal Hord
Description: A figure of a pioneer woman
holding a water jug, symbolic of the guardianship over one our most precious resources, water.
Date Unveiled: 1960
Location: The Guardian of Water is located at 279
Yamashita-cho, Yamashita Park, Yokohama, Japan 231-0023, Yamashita Park, Japan
Acknowledgements: Thank you to Keiko Hamada for
kindly providing the photos.
Background: The original sculpture was erected
in San Diego (United States) on the 10th of June, 1939. It was a gift to the city by local resident Helen Towle. In
1960 a replica of “Guardian of Water” was sent to San Diego's sister port of Yokohama in Japan as a gift from the
San Diego-Yokohama Friendship Commission.