Talk: History, development and styles of Japanese GardensThu 28 April 2011
This lecture, with award-winning garden designer Professor Masao Fukuhara, is a must for all those interested in Japanese gardens.
Japanese Gateway and Landscape at Kew Gardens
History, development and styles of Japanese Gardens
Professor Masao Fukuhara
Thursday 28 April 2011, 7pm
Venue: Jodrell Lecture Theatre, Kew Gardens (entrance on Kew Road)
This lecture is a must for all those interested in Japanese Gardens. It will include a brief history of Japanese gardens (from the Asuka (593-710 A.D.) to the Meiji (1868-1912) periods); Japanese garden styles (pond and stream, dry stone, tea garden) and how they developed; as well as many of the elements making up a Japanese garden such as stone arrangements, plants and trees, and artefacts (lanterns, water basins, etc.)
Professor Masao Fukuhara is Associate Professor at the Environmental Planning Faculty of the Osaka University of Arts. He has worked on the design, planning and construction of Japanese gardens across the world. He currently lectures on the history of Japanese and Oriental gardens and holds seminars and practical workshops on Japanese gardens.
In 1996 he designed and supervised the building of the Japanese garden landscape around the restored Chokushi Mon gateway at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He has also designed Japanese gardens at Tatton Park (National Trust) and at the Rothschild Museum of Art in Nice.
In 2001 he designed the Gold Winning and Best in Show Japanese garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This garden was later transferred and reconstructed at the National Botanic Garden of Wales under the professor’s supervision.
- Tickets: £5 (£4 Premier Friends)
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