• The Tradition and Challenge of Japanese Gardens 2013

The Tradition and Challenge of Japanese Gardens 2013

  • 08 Nov 2013
  • 9:00 AM
  • 10 Nov 2013
  • 4:00 PM
  • Vancouver British Columbia Canada

Nov. 8 (Pre-Tour), 9-10 (Seminars), 2013

Vancouver, British Columbia



Pre-Tours on Nov. 8:

1. Nitobe Memorial Garden:  

The Nitobe Memorial Garden is considered to be one of the best traditional Japanese Gardens in North America and among the top five outside Japan. Nestled in two acres of native BC forest, this stroll garden with Shinto undertones includes a rare authentic Zen garden and ceremonial Tea House. 

2. Momiji Garden: 

The Momiji Commemorative Garden serves as a reminder of the internment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. The Garden is located near the stables on the Pacific National Exhibition grounds where the internees were first detained before being sen to internment camps. The Vancouver Japanese Gardeners Association designed and created the garden in 1993 with the upper and lower sections of the garden divided by a stone wall that is reminiscent of ancient castles in Japan.


Seminars on Nov 9-10:

"The Trend of Japanese Gardens in Japan Now" 

"Restoration of Cultural Asset Gardens"

"Restoration Examples of Historical Gardens" 

by Takuhiro Yamada

Takuhiro Yamada is a man preserving the garden tradition in Kyoto as the President of the family legacy. He has maintained the historic gardens of Kyoto for more than 150 years.


"What I have Missed and Still Wish to do as a Landscaper" 

"Revisiting the Essence of the Japanese Garden and it's Effect on our Lives"

by Hoichi Kurisu 

Hoichi Kurisu is a man pioneering the new frontier of the Japanese garden, applying healing as a leading solution for the directional challenges of the Japanese gardens of our future. 

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