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Landscaping America: Beyond the Japanese Garden - Timeline

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1960's

Early 1960s

Chevrolet develops a pick-up truck model specifically for gardeners with a built-in ramp and tool case. It never catches on—as most gardeners prefer to customize their storage rigs themselves.
1961

Northwest Federated Japanese Gardeners Conference created by Seattle Japanese Gardeners Association and Vancouver Japanese Gardeners Association.
1964

“The Encounter,” an episode of the TV series The Twilight Zone, features Nisei actor George Takei playing role of a troubled Japanese American gardener. The episode airs only once due to controversial content.
1965

Immigration Act abolishes national-origins quota system. Large numbers of Asian immigrants enter the U.S.

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Morimoto's in Santa Ana
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This picture features Sugi and Sakami Morimoto in front of a garden in Santa Ana, California, in 1964. The picture was a gift to the Japanese American National Museum, from … More »


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