The official name of the statue that represents the Virgin Mary in the Our
Lady of the Cherry Blossom Peace Garden is Kwan Yin.
The legend of Kwan Yin is of a princess of ancient times who, so moved at the
suffering of all living beings, vowed to return again and again, lifetime after
lifetime, until she freed each and every creature from all sadness.
Her presence in your home or garden invites compassion and loving kindness.