One Hundred Years in the Huntington’s Japanese Garden: Harmony with Nature

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For multiple hundred years, the Japanese Backyard at the Huntington has served as a bellwether for the West’s engagement with Asian tradition. With its distinctive moon bridge, wisteria arbors, koi-filled ponds, bonsai courts, bamboo forest, and historic Japanese Home, this nine-acre backyard has captivated guests a lot that it has turn into one in all the most photographed spots in Southern California. This lavishly illustrated quantity explores the backyard’s historical past, from its improvement for the Huntington property as a show of modern, cultivated style, to its quiet deterioration and neglect throughout World Warfare II, to its resurgence in the 1950s as a showcase for Japanese tradition and backyard arts. Simply earlier than its centennial, the backyard and its Japanese Home underwent a complete renovation. The spotlight of its new options is a ceremonial teahouse, Seifu-an (Arbor of Pure Breeze), set inside a historically landscaped tea backyard.

Contributors: Kendall H. Brown, James Folsom, Naomi Hirahara, Robert Hori, Kelly Sutherlin McLeod, FAIA

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