Japanese Friendship Garden
In 2015, the garden expanded from two and half acres to twelve acres, and includes walking trails, a waterfall and lily pond, an herb and tea garden, a cherry tree grove, a large azalea and camellia garden, and an exhibit house. Last entry is at 4pm Monday-Friday; and 3:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Sammy Seung-min Lee and Kazu Oba bring their native traditions to contemporary art forms. Lee practices Joomchi, a technique from Korea that manipulates and felts mulberry paper. Oba practices traditional Japanese ceramic pattern and gravitates more towards utsuwa. Utsuwa translates to vessel in English and Oba considers his vessels incomplete until they are properly used. Runs November 10 through January 10, 2018.
The work of Jean Shen, a master Chinese brush painter, and her students. Ink brush painting was born during the Tang Dynasty in China and developed rapidly in the Son Dynasty. It arrived in Japan during the Kamakura period. Artists express their concepts of nature and emotion through brush painting. Jean conveyed “Chinese brush painting and calligraphy is a dance without using your feet, but rather with the bamboo brush in hand.” The artists express their joy, rhythm, and vitality on rice paper. The exhibit captures the creativity and joy of the garden through its illustration of flowers, birds, and koi. Runs November 3 through Sunday, January 28, 2018.
|Sunday||10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|Monday||10 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Tuesday||10 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Wednesday||10 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Thursday||10 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Friday||10 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Saturday||10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
- "Out & About: Japanese Friendship Garden" · Feb. 14, 2012
- "Tea with the tourists" · May 17, 2007