Ruth Asawa Fountains

Japantown, Fillmore & Pacific Heights

During drought years you'll have to imagine how they look with water flowing, but even without they're a sight to behold. Celebrated sculptor and former WWII internee Ruth Asawa designed these fountains to be lived in, not observed from a polite distance. Bronze origami dandelions sprout from polished-pebble pools with built-in benches for bento-box picnics along pedestrian Osaka Way.

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