Makoto Hagiwara

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Makoto Hagiwara (萩原 眞, Hagiwara Makoto) (15 August 1854 – 12 September 1925)[1][2] was a Japanese person and landscape designer responsible for the maintenance and expansion of the Japanese Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California, from 1895 until his death in 1925. He is often credited with the invention of the fortune cookie in California.[3][4]

He was born to a farm family in Japan and went to the US in 1879. He used to be the owner of a restaurant called Yamatoya in San Francisco.[5]


  1. ^ San Francisco Mortuary Records by SFgenealogy, retrieved March 7, 2010
  2. ^ VitalSearch-California Deaths, retrieved March 7, 2010
  3. ^ Ono, Gary (2007-10-31). "Japanese American Fortune Cookie: A Taste of Fame or Fortune -- Part II".
  4. ^ Lee, Jennifer 8. (January 16, 2008). "Solving a Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside a Cookie". The New York Times.
  5. ^ 萩原眞 レファレンス協同データベース、2014年01月29日

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