2015 / San Diego Japanese Garden hosting bamboo sculpture exhibition, Sep 12 – Dec. 6

Tanabe Kochikusai Ascension

“Ascension, 2014” by Tanabe Kochikusai (Courtesy of TAI Modern gallery)

The Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego will host Japanese Bamboo and the World Expo: A Century of Discovery exhibition at the Inamori Pavilion from Sept. 12 – Dec. 6, 2015.

With pieces spanning from an 1887 vessel by Hayakawa Shokosai I to Nakatomi Hajime’s 2015 Prism: Square, this exhibition will provide a rich introduction to the diverse developments bamboo arts have undergone throughout the last century.

Japanese Bamboo and the World Expo will be presented by TAI Modern gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. TAI Modern has been the world’s premier gallery for contemporary Japanese bamboo art for nearly twenty years.

The Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego is located in the city’s historic Balboa Park, the location of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.

The bamboo exhibition will be accompanied by an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 11, and a bamboo demonstration with artist Yufu Shohaku on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Direction to the Japanese garden: the closest entrance to the Japanese garden is off of Park Blvd. on President’s Way; the closest parking lot is the Organ Pavilion Lot located off of President’s Way.