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Asian Arts In The Garden


  • WHEN Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 10 a.m.
  • WHERE San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA
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  • AGES 14+
  • COST Free - $12

April 16-17, 2011 the San Diego Botanic Garden will be celebrating the art of Asian horticulture with outstanding displays, lectures, and demonstrations.

The La Jolla Chapter of the Ohara School of Ikebana will have floral arrangements created by members of this school, led by Sensi Yaeko Ohta who has been the backbone of this organization for 30 years. The Ikebana art form can be traced back to the mid-sixth century when Buddhism was introduced to Japan. Monks would create arrangements to be placed in temples. The Ohara School was one of the earliest of the 60+ schools of Ikebana, now spread throughout the world.

Complimenting this diplay 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. The organization supporting the display is Bonsai and Beyond, whose members study all the above art forms.

On Saturday, Soryo Ayako Stott will perform a tea ceremony at 11:30 a.m., and on Sunday, The Shokenji Taiko, a Japanese style drumming group from the Vista Buddhist Temple, will perform at 2:00 p.m.

Location: San Diego Botanic Garden- 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas CA Google Map

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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