Lectures & Discussions
The Poetry of Japanese Gardeners
To mark the opening of Landscaping America: Beyond the Japanese Garden, this program explores the poetry of Japanese gardeners. Author and Edgar Award-winner Naomi Hirahara and Sunny Seki, director of the Rashin Senryu and author of The Tale of the Lucky Cat discuss the creative parallel between beautifully crafted senryus and Japanese gardens. Poetry readings by retired gardener and director of the Pioneer Senryu group, Shotaro Dofuku, will be accompanied by a presentation of photographs by Japanese gardeners from the National Museum's collection.