The tea house in the Japanese Tea Garden will be renamed the Jack Hirose Tea House, reports the SF Examiner. The Rec and Park Commission approved the renaming of the tea house last week, and will install a commemorative plaque at the site. Jack Hirose was the Japanese Tea Garden concessionaire from 1959 to 1992, although he remained active in supporting the garden after he officially concluded his business. He passed away two years ago. "One of Jack Hirose's last acts of generosity was to support the proposal of Carol Murata in the 2008 [request for proposal] process to select a concessionaire for the Tea House and Gift Shop by pledging $500,000 for the refurbishments of those facilities," according to the Rec and Park Proposal to name the tea house after him.
· Japanese Tea Garden’s tea house named after Jack Hirose [SF Examiner]
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