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Sat, Nov 06



Japanese Healing Gardens: Seeing What You Don’t See

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Japanese Healing Gardens:   Seeing What You Don’t See
Japanese Healing Gardens:   Seeing What You Don’t See

Time & Location

Nov 06, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM


About the Event

We are excited to announce our November meeting next Saturday, Nov 6, 2 pm-3 pm.

This will be our 3rd program in a row to explore Japanese aesthetics.

We are so thrilled to invite Mr. Hoichi Kurisu as our speaker to guide us to see what we don't see in those beautiful Japanese gardens.

You might have visited a couple of Japanese gardens nearby our area.  Please see attached for Mr. Kurisu's background and bio. He is the architect behind those renowned Japanese gardens in the U.S. including Portland Japanese Garden, Andreson Japanese Garden, Roji-en Japanese gardens, Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden, and the most recent OSP Memorial Healing Garden.

This is an eye-opening program to transcend the gardens and connect us with the healing power the gardens could offer.  Don't miss this program. You are welcome to bring a friend to join us.

Here is the link to register first, so Zoom will send you the confirmation and information to join the meeting next Saturday.

Margot Wang, President

Chicago Chapter

Ikebana International #27


Hi there,  You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Nov 6, 2021 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)  Register in advance for this meeting:  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Hoichi Kurisu studied landscape design and construction under Kenzo Ogata in Tokyo, Japan  (Nihon Teien Kyokai 1968–1972). He was landscape director for the Garden Society of Japan  from 1968 to 1972, during which time he supervised construction of the Portland Japanese  Garden. 

In 1972 he founded Kurisu International, Inc. The firm’s practice is grounded in the belief that  encounters with nature are essential to mental, physical, and spiritual equilibrium. Extending  into the prison environment is a natural continuation of the company’s vision of creating spaces that provide restorative experiences that demonstrate the necessity of natural places to  physical, mental, and social wellbeing. 

Kurisu’s gardens at the Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital in Lebanon, Oregon won a  2006 Healthcare Environment Award for Landscape Design. Hoichi Kurisu is highly regarded  as one of the most influential Japanese garden designers outside of Japan.  

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