8. There Is A 500-Year-Old Shogun Lantern From Japan

In the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden is a 500-year-old stone Shogun lantern given as a gift to New York City by the city of Tokyo in 1980. The 10-foot-high, 3 ton lantern was presented by Mr. Bunj Sakuma, a controller of the Taito Tokyo Ward to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the New York-Tokyo sister affiliation.

Long before the lantern was given to New York City, in 1925, feudal lord Naito Bunzen-no Kami dedicated this lantern to the Tokugawa shogunate.