Cultural News presents an online presentation “Shukkeien: Japanese Garden designed by tea master 400 years ago” on Monday, Feb. 1 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (PST) via webinar.
In Japan, this webinar will run from 12 noon to 1:00 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 2.
This webinar is a free event. Registrations are required at
Shukkeien is a 12-acre traditional Japanese garden commissioned 400 years ago by lord Asano Nagaakira of the Hiroshima Clan. Now the garden is sitting in the center of Hiroshima City Downtown. The Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum has been built adjacent to the garden.
The garden displays many features of the traditional aesthetics of Japanese garden. Around the garden’s main pond there are a number of tea houses which offer visitors ideal views of the surrounding scenery.
Shukkeien was designed by a warrior and tea master Ueda Soko, who became one of the highest-ranking samurai (karo) of the Hiroshima domain.
The garden’s name literally means “shrunken-scenery garden,” which encompasses the natural landscape of valleys, mountains, rivers, and lakes represented in the garden.
The Japanese garden in the center of Hiroshima was destroyed by the atomic bombing in August 1945. The restoration efforts started in 1949, and Shukkeien reopened to the public in 1951. Entire restoration took 30 years.
Hiroshima-based city planner Manabu Yamasaki will explain about the history of Shukkeien through English translation as a part of “Kiteminsai Hiroshima” (Come to Hiroshima) series by Cultural News via Webinar on Monday, Feb. 1 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (PST).
Webinar “Shukkeien: Japanese Garden designed by tea master 400 years ago” is a free event. Registrations are required at
As a related program, Japanese language Zoom meeting about “Shukkeien” with Manabu Yamazaki will be held on Friday, Jan. 29 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (PST). Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYocuiqrzkpGtYvhUdR6bDswmkAJc5i1PaP