The Third Ishibashi Foundation Lecture Series (2016)

Saturday 12 March, 2016
1:30pm GMT - 4:30pm GMT

Japanese Gardens: To whom do they belong?

Kyoto University of Art and Design. Room J41

Japanese gardens are deeply rooted in the intimate relationship between man and nature. Japanese gardens can be found throughout the world and provide space for joy and comfort. Since when, though, did the appeal of these gardens extend beyond Japan and to the States, Australia, Asia and even to Eastern and Central Europe? This lecture series explores the popularity and progress of Japanese gardens found outside of Japan.

Lecture 1
How the West Interacted with Japanese Gardens
Toshio Watanabe, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, University of the Arts London (TrAIN Research Centre)

Lecture 2
Japanese Gardens and the Beauty of Nature
Wybe Kuitert, Graduate School of Environmental Studies of the Seoul National University, Korea
Kyoto University of Art and Design

Panel Discussion
Amasaki Hiromasa, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Research Center for Japanese Garden Art and Historical Heritage

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