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Past Exhibition

Landscaping America

Beyond the Japanese Garden

Programs are free for museum members and included with admission for visitors, unless otherwise noted.

To see a complete listing of JANM’s upcoming programs, check out our Events Calendar.

June 17, 2007 - January 06, 2008

Japanese American National Museum

Gardens were among the first forms of Japanese culture to gain popularity in the United States. Since their introduction to the American public at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Japanese-style gardens have profilerated across the country.

Landscaping America reveals the personal stories, historical journeys, creativity, and community processes that underlie the surface of the "Japanese garden". This multimedia exhibition highlights how West Coast Japanese Americans drew upon their agricultural and ethnic backgrounds to carve out a viable vocational niche in gardening, and in the process, reinterpreted Japanese garden traditions, offered alternative approaches to working with nature, and contributed to the diversity of the American landscape.

Landscaping America: Beyond the Japanese Garden is made possible, in part, by major support frtom the Aratani Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation. Generous support was also provided by The James Irvinve Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and The Boeing Company. Media Sponsors: Los Angeles Downtown News, LA18 KSCI-TV, and the Rafu Shimpo.

Past Events

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Workshops & Classes Workshops & Classes

December 02, 2007

Lei-Making Workshop with Elizabeth Asawa
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Members Only

November 18, 2007

Koi Live Auction
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Workshops & Classes

November 10, 2007

Unique Flowers: A Workshop with Elizabeth Asawa
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Special Events

November 10, 2007

Flower Power!
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Members Only

November 03, 2007

Mums on Parade
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Members Only

October 27, 2007

Japanese Garden 2007 Chrysanthemum Show
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Partner Event

October 07, 2007

Living Arts Expo
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Workshops & Classes

October 06, 2007

Awaken the Senses/Awaken the Writer
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Workshops & Classes

August 26, 2007

Water in the Japanese Garden
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Lectures & Discussions Film Screenings

August 25, 2007

A Special Screening of Mamo's Weeds
9th Annual Courtyard Kids Family Festival
Performances Special Events

August 18, 2007

9th Annual Summer Courtyard Kids Festival: It's Good to be Green!
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Workshops & Classes

August 11, 2007

An Introduction to the Art of Bonsai
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Workshops & Classes

July 28, 2007

The Herbal and Healing Garden
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Lectures & Discussions

June 23, 2007

The Poetry of Japanese Gardeners
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Special Events Special Events

June 17, 2007

Celebrate Father's Day with a BBQ Party on the Plaza!

June 17, 2007 - January 06, 2008

Japanese American National Museum

Gardens were among the first forms of Japanese culture to gain popularity in the United States. Since their introduction to the American public at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Japanese-style gardens have profilerated across the country.

Landscaping America reveals the personal stories, historical journeys, creativity, and community processes that underlie the surface of the "Japanese garden". This multimedia exhibition highlights how West Coast Japanese Americans drew upon their agricultural and ethnic backgrounds to carve out a viable vocational niche in gardening, and in the process, reinterpreted Japanese garden traditions, offered alternative approaches to working with nature, and contributed to the diversity of the American landscape.

Landscaping America: Beyond the Japanese Garden is made possible, in part, by major support frtom the Aratani Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation. Generous support was also provided by The James Irvinve Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and The Boeing Company. Media Sponsors: Los Angeles Downtown News, LA18 KSCI-TV, and the Rafu Shimpo.

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