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San Diego Botanic Garden: Asian Arts In The Garden

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Above: Graphic logo for San Diego Botanic Garden

San Diego Botanic Garden will be celebrating the art of Asian horticulture with outstanding displays, lectures, and demonstrations.

The Ikebana Exhibition features floral arrangements from the Sogetsu School made by the students of Rumi Rice—the Keiri Study Group—who has been teaching Ikebana since 1972, first in Japan and now in San Diego. Ikebana, which means “fresh flower arrangement,” can be traced back to the mid-sixth century when Buddhism was introduced in Japan and floral arrangements were laid at the altars.

Complimenting this display will be a Bonsai Show in the Walled Garden featuring styles of bonsai from Japan, China, Vietnam, and the West. There will be displays of Tray Landscape, Saikei, Kusamono, Penjing, Hon Non Bo, Suiseki, and Scholar Rocks. This display is by the Bonsai and Beyond Club, whose members study all the above art forms.

On Sunday, Soryo Ayako Stott will perform a tea ceremony at 12 noon; and at 2 pm, the Shokenji Taiko, a Japanese style drumming group from the Vista Buddhist Temple, will perform. Experts with international recognition will be available all weekend at both exhibits to answer questions and give lectures and demonstrations.

Date: April 14, 2012
Location: San Diego Botanic Garden

San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas: Google Maps

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