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  • JGarden - Features and Announcements
    Design Course JGarden s German Bibliography enchanced NEW and UPDATED GARDENS OTHER NEW JGarden Material EVENTS GARDEN of the MONTH This is the eighth in the series of photos of North American gardens This month s garden is the Bloedel Reserve http www jgarden org gardens asp ID 383 on Bainbridge Island Seattle Washington It s a sublime garden one of the finest in North America in my opinion JGARDEN NEWS Work Experience Japanese Gardens Are you interested in apprenticing with a Japanese garden professional but don t know where to start Well if you ve got two weeks to six months or longer there are professionals that can use some extra help while you gain in skills and perceptions Get the details at http www jgarden org features asp ID 50 HCC offers Japanese Garden Design Course The UK Horticultural Correspondence College is offering a course in Japanese Garden Design taught by Paul Darby No prior experience is necessary Through the course you will learn to create a unique authentic Japanese Garden within a Western setting The course covers the philosophy and spirituality of the Japanese Garden and progresses right through design then building to maintenance Get the deatils at http www jgarden org features asp ID 47 JGarden s German Bibliography fleshed out Mr Andreas Bail agreed to share his bibliography on all things JGarden This included several books in German as well as a few we were missing in English You can see the newly extended German bibliography at http www jgarden org bibliography asp TYPE LANG GERMAN Thanks Andreas NEW GARDENS at JGarden The following gardens have been added or significantly updated in the past month These are just the gardens though A full list of new material on the JGarden site can be found at

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  • JGarden - Features and Announcements
    PHOTO CONTRIBUTIONS JGARDEN NEWS Kyoto Gardens CD ROM UC Davis Summer Workshop Announced JGarden Redesign NEW and UPDATED GARDENS EVENTS GARDENS of the MONTH This is the seventh in the series of photos of North American gardens This month s gardens are David Lam Botanical Garden http www jgarden org gardens asp ID 223 and Nitobe Gardens http www jgarden org gardens asp ID 214 both at University of British Columbia Vancouver PHOTO CONTRIBUTIONS Kyoto Photos from a JGarden visitor Alan Tarver a Philadelphia architect has contributed his scans of his almost 100 slides of several Kyoto gardens taken earlier this year There are many gardens in his collection but a few highlights include Byodoin Daisenin Kiyomizudera Koetsuji Kotoin Manshuin Nijo Castle Sento Gosho and Shisendo JGARDEN NEWS Kyoto Gardens A Virtual Stroll through Zen Landscapes Ian Shortreed and Jim Fitzsimmons and the folks at Mercury Software have released a second edition of this popular CD ROM on the gardens of Japan This includes Quicktime VR walk throughs of a number of the prominent Kyoto Gardens as well as essays by notable garden scholars Read more about it at http www jgarden org features asp ID 40 Summer Workshop The University of California Davis Program in Landscape Architecture has announced a Japanese Garden Workshop entitled Japanese Garden Culture and Tradition to be held in Kyoto Japan in Summer 2002 Monday August 19 Friday September 13 Read more about it at http www jgarden org features asp ID 45 JGarden Redesign The JGarden site has got a new look About 18 months I re design the site giving it a face lift and adding a few new features each time This ones been in the works for the past six months and isn t entirely complete yet but some of the

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  • JGarden - Features and Announcements
    asp ID 223 and Nitobe Gardens http www jgarden org gardens asp ID 214 both at University of British Columbia Vancouver PHOTO CONTRIBUTIONS Jeff Gockley a friend in Denver Colorado sent these photos of the garden at the Domo Restaurant http www jgarden org gardens asp ID 464 It s supposed to be a fine restaurant and the owner is also an aikido sensei My thanks to Jeff OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS Enrique Acevedo Nancollas a JGarden visitor in Montevideo Uruguay sent back the first answers to our Geography Quiz last month Question IBIRAPUERA Brasil There is a garden called Ibirapuera in Bairro Da liberdade Sao Paolo Brasil There are so many citys named Sao Paolo in Brasil Which one is this Answer Ibirapuera is one of the biggest parks of Sao Paulo the capital Inside it they have a Japanese Garden The park is in a district called Bairro da Liberdade where many japanese people live and maintain many small japanese garden in the neighborhood Bairro da Liberdade its similar to JapanTown in L A in the U S http www jgarden org gardens asp ID 200 Question PORTO ALEGRE Brasil There is a Japanese garden in Porto Alegre Brasil There are several citys called Porto Allegre in Brasil Which one is this Answer Porto Alegre is the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul in the south of Brazil The Japanese Garden its near the down town http www jgarden org gardens asp ID 201 Enrique also wrote that a new Japanese garden has opened in Montevideo Uruguay We ve added it at http www jgarden org gardens asp ID 139 Thanks Enrique JGARDEN NEWS New Sakuteiki Translation Published Tuttle Publishing has just released Takei Jiro and Marc Peter Keane s new translation of the Sakuteiki the Japanese

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  • JGarden - Features and Announcements
    Garden I also do not consider myself a designer of such gardens and am not qualified to dispense advice on their construction I do realize however that many people are interested in constructing something in this style I have therefore put together a bibliography of books to read on designing one s own garden M any of the writers listed below will make the same point I am making about Japanese gardens here The gardens of Japan are not about the objects or features in them The stereotypical stone lantern and raked gravel do not make a garden in this mode On the other hand I do think one can learn much about the principles of good design through the agency of the gardens of Japan I would encourage those who are interesting in constructing a Japanese garden to approach it as an application of the principles of design inherent in these gardens rather than simply learning how to set up a stone basin or clip a pine tree T he historical gardens of Japan were very much reflections of the societies by which they were created Use this as an opportunity to think about how your garden might re present your culture and how you fit into it One could easily apply the principles of Japanese garden design to a place that is about computers television and the nuclear family The best gardens in any culture have always been landscapes of the mind going beyond their nature as objects arranged in an enclosure P lease note that the below list is simply a guide and does not imply an endorsement of the books in it If you have found other books to be useful please let me know I will consider adding them to the list Bibliographic References Merchants

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  • JGarden - Features and Announcements
    to say that nearly every JGarden visitor would love to travel to Japan and see the gardens there Making such a trip has become easier over the years but it s still a journey that many will never be able to make Fortunately there are a number of fine Japanese gardens located outside of Japan In fact there are more than 300 of them Among these 300 public gardens several dozen are of significant quality JOJG decided to try to identify the best ones by conducting a garden survey The primary goal is to help JOJG readers decide which gardens particularly warrant a visit as well as to recognize outstanding gardens for their exceptional efforts JOJG distributed a survey to 39 Japanese garden specialists in Europe North America and Australia The survey posed one question What are the highest quality Japanese gardens located outside Japan We encouraged participants to apply their own definition of the word quality and we encouraged them to avoid selecting gardens merely because they are large or well known To a certain extent the results regionally biased Canadians tended to select gardens in Canada and so forth The regional bias is natural and JOJG used a statistical model to correct for it Several well known public gardens didn t make the Top 10 list This does not mean these gardens aren t worth visiting On the other hand the survey was intentionally designed to highlight quality rather than notoriety With this in mind survey participants seemed to favor gardens displaying intimate traits such as subtleness natural beauty moderation and human scale Any such survey is bound to be limited and controversial but hopefully this one will be useful to JOJG readers exploring their own country or region Other Gardens recommended in the JOJG Survey Asticou Gardens

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  • JGarden - Features and Announcements
    Last Updated 5 20 2000 The suikinkutsu is usually built in conjunction with a chozubachi or tsukubai water basin arrangement When the stone basin is used water flows underground into a ceramic echo chamber partly filled with water The sound of water resonates is amplified and is reflected back to the garden above The construction of this chamber is extremely complex and involves balancing the amount of water shape material and size of the chamber diameter of the opening and size of the pipe leading away It is thought this technique developed concurrently with the chozubachi in the mid Edo period The suikinkutsu enjoyed a period of popular revival during Meiji 1868 1912 before almost disappearing The present word literally meaning water harp chamber was also coined at this time The suikinkutsu has enjoyed a second revival in recent years often being constructed without the stone basin above simply to be enjoyed for echoing sound of dripping water Yoshikawa points out however that these are not really suikinkutsu in a strict sense as suikinkutsu are always auxiliary to tsukubai In other words the sound is thought to be pleasing precisely because the source is not readily apparent This tension is

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  • JGarden - Features and Announcements
    for Japanese Garden Art in Kyoto is pleased to announce the 11th annual English language intensive course in the history design theory and practice of the Japanese Garden Located in the ancient capital of Kyoto which is included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Cities the Center is within easy access of hundreds of Japan s finest gardens We are now in the process of accepting applications for review

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  • JGarden - Features and Announcements
    Japanese Gardening IAJG has announced the 5th International Japanese Garden Symposium The symposium will be held September 15 17 2007 in Tokyo at Waseda University with an optional tour September 18 20 in Kanazawa The symposium is sponsored by IAJG the Garden Society of Japan Ministry of the Environment Agency of Culture Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Land and Transportation The 5th Symposium will address the various issues

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