FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) - High school students in central Indiana are leaving a living legacy behind in a Japanese garden in Franklin.
Students in Franklin Community High School's Japanese language program have cultivated the country's culture in a garden that features weeping cherry trees, bamboo, lanterns and a traditional Japanese gate.
The Daily Journal reports the garden project began five years ago. This year's graduates are the first to have worked on the garden for each of their four years.
Students say the garden provides a place to study or meditate and highlights the city's connection with Japanese culture.
Franklin has had a sister city relationship with Kuji, Japan, for more than 50 years. Several Japanese companies have facilities in Franklin.
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