Research projects

Gardens and the Memory of Asia Pacific War

Toshio Watanabe

This project forms part of a larger investigation of transnational Japanese gardens. This focuses on gardens which deal with the memory of the Asia Pacific War both in Japan and elsewhere. Gardens which are not in a Japanese style will be included. A key component of this project will be how this space is actually being used and what meanings are created. Therefore, not only how the gardens came to be created, but also how they are being maintained, who visits them and what kind of activities are performed there, will be examined.

Key outputs

  • Monograph
  • Related scholarly articles
  • Web-based gazetteer
  • Website