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Prayer & Memorial Japanese Garden Project near Sendai
The Japanese Garden Association started on design and construction of the Prayer and Memorial Japanese Garden in Miyagi Prefecture, just outside of the city of Sendai, to pray for victims of Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.
The association organized this project to be built a garden over a five year duration. The site is donated by a local Buddhist Temple and all the materials and labor are being donated for this ambitious project. The project will be used to train young professionals as well. They will live and work together for the duration.
Koichi Kobayash sends this appeal, "I am planning to join them for the year of 2014 and beyond. Would you like to be involved? I am honestly looking for volunteers to come with me. This is a very worthy and once in your life time opportunity."
More info here.
The Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden
Construction has begun on The Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden. The renowned Japanese garden designer Hoichi Kurisu will create this extensive garden over the next 3 years, with the opening date in 2015. It will be a part of the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Scultpure Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and will combine traditional Japanese garden spirit with sculpture. See more here: http://www.meijergardens.org/japanesegarden/
Tiger Glen Garden Report:
Marc Peter Keane's Tiger Glen Garden at the Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca, New York is completed. The garden is based on a painterly theme called "The Three Laughers of the Tiger Glen", an ancient Chinese parable that reflects on the idea that a narrow adherance to any one philosophy is contrary to true wisdom. See images and read more HERE and a video HERE.
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