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2015 / Japanese garden open day to feature Sencha tea in Pasadena, Sept. 27

The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden A Rare Chae to Enjoy the Sencha Tea Ceremony Sunday Sept 27, at 1 pm and 2 pm Sencha, “steeped tea,” is a method of tea drinking that evolved in China during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). After the collapse of the Ming, some Chinese Buddhist monks and scholars fled...
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2015 / Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden Open House to feature “Gagaku”, Aug. 30

Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden 270 Arlington Drive, Pasadena CA 91105   Special Hours for Open Day Enjoy the Garden in the Cool Hours of Twilight Sunday, August 30 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Special Performance Tenri Gagaku Music 6:30 p.m. The word Gagaku means “Elegant Music” and is considered the oldest continuing music...
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2015 / Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden: Restored Japanese garden invites visitors for joy

Cultural News June 2015 By Meher McArthur Eighty years ago on a large estate in western Pasadena, Japanese landscape designer Kinzuchi Fujii had begun the construction of what was to become his masterwork, a large two-pond Japanese stroll garden with a 12-mat teahouse. Five years later, in 1940, the garden was completed to the...
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2015 / Setsuko Hayashi’s indigo dying workshop for Huntington Library docents, May 27

Dye artist and instructor  Setsuko Hayashi held the indigo dying workshop for the Herb Garden docents at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm.      
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2015 / Rice ball making workshop for kids and adults, April 26, 2:30 pm

The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden in Pasadena presents “Adventures in Onigiri” a hands-on rice ball making workshop for kids and adults by Japanese home-cooking instructor, Sonoko Sakai, at 2:30 pm on Open Day, April 26th. “Adventures in Onigiri” is a workshop to learn how to make healthy, cute, and delicious onigiri for snacking and...
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2015 / Huntington Library lecture to focus on women’s education and tea art, April 14

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens East Asian Garden Lecture Series Ahmanson Room, Brody Botanical Center Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public / No reservations required “Notes from a Kimono Sleeve: Women’s Education and Chanoyu” By Janet Ikeda, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia In today’s...
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2015 / Huntington Library 58th Annual Bonsai Show, March 28-29

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens 58th Annual Bonsai Show at Brody Botanical Center March 28-March 29, 2015 Saturday–Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Discover the timeless appeal of an ancient horticultural art form as the California Bonsai Society presents its 58th annual show, featuring more than 100 beautiful specimens created by bonsai masters....
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2015 / Japanese garden inviting visitors in Pasadena on Open Day, Jan 25

The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Open Day Sunday, January 25 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden 270 Arlington Drive, Pasadena CA 91105 The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden is a beautiful, tranquil place during the winter and where else but Southern California does winter mean clear, warm days. That is the forecast for this Sunday, January...
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2015 / California Aiseki Kai to present annual viewing stone show at Huntington, Dec 26 – Jan 2

California Aiaseki Kai 2014-15 Show

“Viewing stones” are small, natural rocks that may evoke an emotion depending on the viewer’s mood and life experience. The year of 2014 is a very special year for the members of California Aiseki Kai as present their 25th Annual Exhibition of viewing stones at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Since...
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