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General Discussion / Re: Seeking Gardener Apprenticeship or Related Employment
« Last post by Chambeloo on May 25, 2019, 06:22:48 PM »
I know this is an old thread, but it's still online and without answer, so I like to share how I got my placement for a landscaping-training in Japan:
I live in Switzerland. Nine years ago I had the great opportunity to make a one year training at a small but very good landscaping company in Hamamatsu, Japan.
I contacted agrimpuls.ch, a group founded by the Swiss farmers Association. They offer placements for exchange training with foreign countries, especially in farming, but also in gardening. So they replied, asked for mor information about me and sent me some forms to fill out and after one or two appointments with the responsible person I had my contract with the host family in Japan. I think I received the contract a bit more than 6 months in advance of my training.
Maybe there is a similar organisation in your country where you could ask?

Best regards
Questions / Re: Japanese Bamboo Garden Brooms
« Last post by jrendon on May 16, 2019, 10:16:54 AM »
Thanks to all of you that sent info on brooms!! I've had some major health issues and have not been able to stay in contact.
But things are finally getting better.
Sounds like some good resources. I'm excited to look into all of them
Joy Rendon 
Upcoming Events / Re: 5-4-19 Morikami JG - Midori no Hi - Greenery Day
« Last post by Pete E. on April 24, 2019, 11:17:35 AM »
Here is a link to their web site :

Upcoming Events / 5-4-19 Morikami JG - Midori no Hi - Greenery Day
« Last post by tdg on April 13, 2019, 06:45:05 PM »
Midori no Hi – Greenery Day
Underwritten by the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation

From Morikami Pond, a view of The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Time: 10am-5pm

Cost: FREE (with paid museum admission)

Celebrate Greenery Day, Midori no Hi, at Morikami and turn recycled objects into beautiful crafts. Learn about the different ways that Japan and America are working towards a greener society and what part you and your family can play in creating a healthier planet.



7PM doors / 8PM show
Not a JACCC Member yet? Become a JACCC Member today to receive a huge discount on tickets and gain access to an array of benefits (promotion only available March 1 - March 20).

Half-Japanese composer, jazz pianist and live electronic artist Mark de Clive-Lowe makes his Aratani Theatre debut celebrating the complete release of his two-album series Heritage - a deep dive into his Japanese ancestry and cultural roots through the lens of jazz, electronic soundscapes, live visuals and dance. Featuring original compositions inspired by ancient folk tales, martial arts, Shintoism and his personal experiences in Japan, along with interpretations of traditional folk songs, the musical polymath takes us on a vibrant journey through his own search for identity and belonging. Joined by his ensemble of world-class musicians, string quartet, guest dancers and live projectionist, de Clive-Lowe invites us into his personal interpretation of what Japan means to him.
Upcoming Events / 5-2-19 Seattle JG - Osibana Demonstration - Norimi Kusanagi
« Last post by tdg on April 13, 2019, 06:28:56 PM »
Seattle Japanese Garden

Free First Thursday May: Oshibana Demonstration By Norimi Kusanagi

Thursday, May 2, 2019
5:00 PM  6:30 PM
Norimi Kusanagi, a Bainbridge Island resident creates art by arranging the pressed leaves and flower petals to reflect nature’s simple elegance. This technique is called ‘Oshi (press) bana (hana = flower)’ in Japan.

Norimi was introduced to pressed flower art by her sister-in-law during a visit to Japan and was touched by the flowers’ fragility, simple beauty, and their ability to retain vibrant colors many days after they had been pressed. Today, you may find her on a mission to find small leaves and flower petals from Bainbridge Island to Japan every season.

Join us on Thursday, May 2, 5pm – 6:30pm in the Tateuchi Community Room for a demonstration and a hands-on experience with Norimi. Original artwork as well as her pressed flower greeting cards and posters will be sold during the event. Have you found the perfect Mother’s Day card yet?

A portion of the proceed benefit the Seattle Japanese Garden.
Upcoming Events / 4-18-19 Bloedel Reserve plant walk
« Last post by tdg on April 13, 2019, 06:20:08 PM »
Spectacular Spring Plant Walks
April 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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$10 – $27
Spring Plant Walks with Andy Navage

Come experience the magic of Bloedel in springtime. Learn about and enjoy the many flowers in bloom at the Reserve. Spring is a spectacular time to see the Bloedel grounds — it’s not to be missed. Both walks will be guided by our Director of Grounds & Horticulture, Andy Navage

$10 Members, $27 Non-Members

Tuesday, April 16 at 10:30 am

Thursday, April 18 at 1:00 pm
Upcoming Events / 5-23-19 Anderson JG Tatami Craftsmen fron Japan
« Last post by tdg on April 13, 2019, 06:06:51 PM »
Thursday May 23
7:00 PM  –  8:00 PM
Tatami: Preserving a Culture Through Innovation

Traditional Tatami craftsmen from Japan will explain the 1300 year history of Tatami cultural tradition, as well as its modern practice and possible future.
Upcoming Events / 4-26-19 Anderson Garden opens for the season
« Last post by tdg on April 13, 2019, 05:57:16 PM »
Anderson Garden opens for the season
Lecture series 2019
Selected date
Thursday April 18

7:00 PM  –  8:00 PM
Take a photographic journey through Japan from the perspective of an American who was born and raised in Japan.  Combining personal experiences with his original haiku, Steve Jensen  will share his unique experiences with the nature, culture, and the people of Japan.  You'll begin your journey in Karuizawa, a town in the foothills of the Japan Alps, make your way throughout the mountains and coasts of central Japan, until you leave the bustling city of Tokyo.  Personal anecdotes of his childhood in post-war Japan combined with recent visits there will bring a new appreciation for what you experience here at Anderson Gardens. 

Steve Jensen grew up in Japan, attended a Japanese school in Kanazawa through the fourth grade and then an American school in Tokyo.  Most recently, he has taken a number of friends and family on tours throughout his beloved homeland.  Steve has published nine children's books and is currently writing a novel based on his experiences in Japan. 
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