Santa Barbara’s world-famous Lotusland reopens Japanese Garden

Ganna Walska Lotusland in Santa Barbara reopens the Japanese Garden on June 15 to the public after the $6 million renovation project which began in February 2017. The extensive renovation project honors the original 1960s garden and viison of Ganna Walska, founder of Lotusland, and Frank Fujii. Lotusland’s Japanese Garden is reminiscent of an authentic Japanese strolling garden with its large central pond, using the design technique called shakei, to “borrow” a view or element of the larger landscape and incorporate it into the garden. The view of Montecito Peak framed by the Torii Gate is a perfect example....
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My Beautiful Japan Video Talk: Nisei Week Queen Program (Final)

2019 Nisei Week Queen Juli Yoshinaga and Court (6 girls) appear on the Japan Airlines float in the Grand Parade of the Nisei Week on Sunday. August 11. (Cultural News Photo) Cultural News editor Shige Higashi talks about the Nisei Week Queen program.
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Protected: 2019 / Japan’s pop-group “Bishonen” (Beautiful Boys) to appear at Nisei Week events and perform at Koyasan Buddhist Temple, Aug. 10, 11

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Protected: 2019 / Los Angeles – Nisei Week: on Aug. 11, Grand Parade featuring 2019 Nisei Week Queen & Nebuta floats

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Protected: 2019 / Anaheim / MUZEO Museum: installation of black and white ink works, May 25 – Aug.11

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Protected: 2019 / Los Angeles – Tanabata Festival: on Aug. 9, 10, 11, Kazari display

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Protected: 2019 / Los Angeles – Nisei Week: on Aug. 10, 11, Japanese cultural events at JACCC Center Building and Plaza

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Nisei Week Queen 2019: Title of Japanese American communities’ representative at large goes to Juli Yoshinaga, sponsored by Japanese Restaurant Association of America

(Photo Caption) From left: Princess Ariel Mei Imamoto (San Fernando Valley), Princess Emily Yuiko Ishida (West Covina), First Princess Mia Masae Lopez (Venice), Queen Juli Yoshinaga (Japanese Restaurant), Miss Tomodachi Kara Chizuru Ito (Orange County), Princess Marika Kate Gotsschall (Pasadena), and Princess Kayla Sachiyo Igawa (Gardena). Cultural News Photo The Nisei Week Foundation presented the Nisei Week Queen Coronation, highlight of the 9-day Nisei Week Japanese Festival in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles, at the Aratani Theatre in the evening on Aug. 10. The title of Nisei Week Queen 2019, Japanese American community’s representative at large went to Juli...
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Protected: 2019 / To remember victims of Kyoto Animation arson attack, Japan Foundation to present screenings of latest Kyoto Animation films from Aug 8-10

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Protected: 2019 / Los Angeles – Nisei Week: on Aug. 10, Natsumatsuri Family Festival at Japanese American National Museum

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My Beautiful Japan Video Talk: Nisei Week Queen Program

CN Editor Shige Higashi talks about the Nisei Week Queen Program as the first episode of “My Beautiful Japan Video Talk” series. The highlight of the Nisei Week Japanese Festival in Los Angeles is the Nisei Week Queen Coronation. But the Nisei Week Queen program is not only one night event to select the new queen every year but also more than one year commitments of Japanese American girls to carry the legacy to the next generation. Cultural News bring you comprehensive aspects of the Japanese American communities in the Greater Los Angeles. For your subscription, visit https://culturalnews.com/eNewspaper My...
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Protected: 2019 / Hiroshima Nagasaki memorial events in Los Angeles: August 8

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