The new exhibition Shizen: Depictions of Nature in Japanese Art, featuring Japanese prints, paintings and other art works inspired by the natural world, will be on view in the garden’s En Gallery, and the gift store Takara-ten will be open for business with an assortment of wonderful Japanese art works and gifts.
The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden was created by Japanese immigrant Kinzuchi Fujii from 1935 to 1942 as a private garden for his patrons, Charles and Ellamae Storrier Stearns.
Fujii designed and built Japanese landscapes across Southern California in the first half of the 20th century, and this is his only remaining garden.
He also considered it his very best work. The only stand-alone Japanese garden in the San Gabriel Valley and a fine example of the hill-and-pond-style kaiyu-shiki-teien, or “stroll garden” (a garden type that first appeared in the 17th century on the estates of Japan’s or military lords), the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places, designated a California Historical Landmark and operates as a non-profit cultural and educational organization.
For more information about the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden and to rsvp for this festival, please visit the garden’s website: www.japanesegardenpasadena.com.