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A traditional garden in Kumamoto landscaped around a spring-fed pond has mostly dried up since earthquakes started rocking Kyushu in April.

The park, Suizenji Jojuen, has been closed since April 16, when the first quake that struck Kumamoto caused a large stone gateway to collapse. The park will reopen on May 16, but its operators are worried about the impact the dried-up pond will have on tourism. They are not planning to charge admission in May because they want as many people as possible to see what happened.

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