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Landscaping America: Occidental College Student Research

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Students in the Occidental College seminar "Japanophilia: Orientalism, Nationalism, Transnationalism" visited and analyzed gardens in and around Los Angeles as part of a Community-Based Research Project with the Japanese American National Museum.

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Occidental College, Los Angeles

Students from Occidental College, a liberal arts college in Los Angeles, CA in the United States, created this collection. In the spring of 2007, the Asian Studies seminar "Japanophilia" collaborated with the Japanese American National Museum and Oxy's Center for Community Based Learning to research Japanese style gardens in ...

Occidental College
Contributed by: mpitelka

Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School Japanese Garden

Students divided into groups of 4 or 5 people and visited the gardens in person to take photographs, observe the site, and talk with gardeners or administrators.

This group, for example, visited the Heiwa En or Garden of Peace located in Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School.

To read an analysis ...

Stone Statue
Contributed by: pmcenney

Stoner Recreation Center Japanese Garden

This garden was farther away from campus than the other sites and required a bit more organization. Once there, the students discovered that the site was small but had an interesting history. Established in 1931, the Japanese garden of Stoner Park was created by the Japanese community in Sawtelle, Los ...

The Pathway
Contributed by: knuibe

Sierra Madre Elementary School Japanese Garden

Like the Theodore Roosevelt garden, the Japanese garden at the Sierra Madre Elementary School has had several lives that reveal much about the history of Japanese Americans in and around Los Angeles.

By Rosalie Miletich: This garden is located at the Sierra Madre Elementary School, at 160 North Canon Avenue. ...

The Sierra Madre Elementary School Japanese Garden
Contributed by: rmiletich

California State University of Long Beach Japanese Garden

Dedicated in April 1981, the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is 1.5-acre garden situated on the campus of California State University of Long Beach.

To read an analysis of the garden, click on "View Original Item" below. Once there, you can click on "View Collection" to see many more images. ...

Island
Contributed by: dotdotdot

Descanso Gardens Japanese Garden

Created in the 1930’s, Descanso Gardens is a one-hundred and sixty acre collection of gardens and woodlands in Los Angeles

To read an analysis of the garden, click on "View Original Item" below. Once there, you can click on "View Collection" to see more images.

By:
KC Carnine
Mandarin ...

Arched red bridge
Contributed by: nfrancis

The New Otani Japanese Garden

Images from the Japanese Garden on the roof of the New Otani Hotel in Los Angeles.

By Christy Moloney: Taking in the garden at the New Otani Hotel in Little Tokyo is strange given that it is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The garden itself sits on ...

New Otani Garden Photo
Contributed by: kmammoser

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center Japanese Garden

Completed in 1979, the James Irvine Garden, also known as Seiryu-en, “Garden of the Clear Stream,” is an 8,500 square foot garden built in conjunction with the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in the heart of Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo.

To read an analysis of the garden, click ...

James Irvine Garden
Contributed by: jdecker

The Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, AZ

The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, AZ, also called Ro Ho En, is a 3.5 acre Japanese-style stroll garden with a 5/8 acre koi pond with over 300 koi and a tea house/garden created in a series of two phases over the course of several years.

To read an analysis ...

The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, AZ
Contributed by: jessicasimes

The Huntington Gardens

A brief look at the Japanese garden at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino, CA.

To read an analysis of the garden, click on "View Original Item" below.

By:
Jonathan Woodside
David Martinez
Chris Lee
Jenni Varga

The Japanese Garden at Huntington Gardens
Contributed by: dmartinez

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mpitelka — Last modified Mar 03 2010 8:29 p.m.


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