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Garden Plan Area

Hall of Brocade Clouds

This is the terrace of the “Hall of the Brocade Clouds.” It gets its name from the window frame carvings that look like clouds. The hall would be used as a formal entrance for arriving guests. It would also be used for weddings. Its most impressive feature is the magnificent carved panels of Ginkgo wood around the inner doorway. On the roof, you can see two large dragon fish. Tradition holds that these protect buildings from fire. On the roof, there are also four plants, two on this side: Buddha’s hands and a plum, and two on the other side: a pomegranate and a peach. To the west side of the terrace is the crabapple tree. To the east side of the terrace is a large magnolia tree. It also came from a neighborhood in Portland.