Guardian of Water sculpture

Guardian of Water sculpture, Yokohama, public art

Public Art : Guardian of Water sculpture (copy)

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.

 

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