A Month of Gratitude and Giving
Open Day Last Sunday
November 26   
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Free For Our Facebook Followers)   

This month we are thanking all of our supporters and followers. We had a Sunday Just For Members on November 12th and, coming up on Open Day Last Sunday, we are giving free admission to everyone who has liked our Facebook page!  
To make a reservation and receive free admission, LIKE our Facebook page if you haven't already, look for the event posted there and check the  "Going" box (see image.)    
You can like our page and join the event by going to the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden Facebook page. 

Note: The City of Pasadena prohibits our visitors from parking on the surrounding residential streets. Please follow the signs to park on-site. On Open Day Last Sunday, parking is also available in the lot we share with the Westridge School on Madeline Drive. It is accessible from Pasadena Avenue.

                                                           Mariko Bird 

        Gratitude and Giving 
    Open Day Last Sunday  
Gifts, Clothes & Art
November 26
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$7.50 online / $10 at the gate
Members free  
(Reservations required) 

This is the last Sunday we will be open this year! In December, Open Day Last Sunday takes a holiday so come and stroll amidst the ever-changing landscape, enjoy chamber music by members of the Los Angeles Children's Orchestra, and browse through our eclectic holiday sale.

Special offerings will be ceramics by Mariko Bird and paintings by Nori Shirasu.
                                             Nori Shirasu

Tai-Ling Wong will once again be selling the beautiful, Asian-inspired clothing from Citron as well as jewelry and gift items from around the world.  

The garden will also open a gift shop for the day. For sale will be vintage kimonos and Japanese lacquer wares generously donated by Ayako Isobe Travis. There will also be prints, paintings, rare books, and small gifts such as fans, umbrellas and garden notecards.

Finally, see the exhibition, Floralia, in the En Gallery, featuring paintings and prints of flowers from the United States, France and China. The exhibit is a celebration of the creativity inspired by the world of flowers.
Remember, the City of Pasadena prohibits our visitors from parking on the surrounding residential streets. Please follow the signs to park on-site. On Open Day Last Sunday, parking is also available in the lot we share with the Westridge School on Madeline Drive. It is accessible from Pasadena Avenue.
Coming up...
Closing event for the En Gallery exhibition
"Camellia Impressionism"
A lecture by
   Dr. Bradford King, President
Southern California Camellia Society   
   December 8, 7pm
There are many passionate camellia lovers out there and Dr. Bradford King shares their love and speaks their language. With a slideshow of the various types of camellias grown in Southern California, Dr. King will explore the histories and characteristics of these beautiful Asian flowers. Interestingly, he pairs each one with an image of its namesake, such as  "Cherries Jubilee" and the famous dessert. The lecture is free with admission to the garden. Members receive free admission for two. Reservations are required. 

We Are Happy To Announce

Starting Wednesday, January 24th
The Garden Will Be Open
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Starting February 11th
We Will Be Open
Second Sunday
Last Sunday

Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closing December 7th...
The first exhibition featured at the new EN GALLERY of art at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden, is named for the ancient Roman festival held in honor of Flora, the Goddess of Flowers. The exhibition , Floralia, features modern Western paintings of flowers, including still life works by Marcel Dyf and Jacques Danglas, and several antique Audubon prints. Also featured, will be a selection of small but stunning, antique Chinese watercolor paintings.

En Gallery at the Garden 
In Japanese, the word "en" (園) can mean garden. Written with another character (縁), "en" signifies the special and often mysterious bond that connects people. It also refers to the verandah - a space between inside and outside. Located in the Meeting Room of the house looking out on the garden, the gallery will feature exhibitions of art relating to nature, spirituality, wellness and relationships.
This exhibition runs through December 7 and may be viewed during the garden's open hours or by appointment. The works in the exhibition and future exhibitions are for sale, with part of the proceeds benefiting the garden's educational and cultural programming.

Holiday closures...
The garden will be closed the week of Thanksgiving until November 26th when Open Day Last Sunday will be held as usual.
The last Open Thursday of this year will be on December 14th. There will be no events or Open Days from December 15th until Open Thursday on January 4th. The first Plein Air Watercolor Class of the Winter Series will be held on Friday, January 5th.
 Some highlights from next year's calendar...
Brushstrokes and Blooms:
The Calligraphy and Ikebana of Shizuko Greenblatt
En Gallery Exhibition
Opening January 18  
Members' Reception  
Saturday, January 13, 5pm to 7pm
Lunar New Year Celebration
The Year of the Dog  
Last Sunday, January 28, 10am to 4pm  
Tea Ceremonies in the Niko-an Teahouse
Second Sundays, starting February 11
(times to be announced)
World Music Concert
Last Sunday, February 25 
   Second Annual Pasadena Festival of Tea 
Last Sunday, March 25, 10am to 4pm 
Harp Concert by Carolyn Sykes
Last Sunday, April 29
Mothers' Day in the Garden
Second Sunday, May 13, 10am to 4pm
World Music Concert: Jazz with David Arnay 
Last Sunday, May 27, 10am to 4pm

Second Annual Summer Festival
Last Sunday, June 24, 10am to 4pm  
(Programs are subject to change)

And finally, some photos from...
A Sunday Just For Members
We have fun, we are growing and we  
need you! Be one of our valued volunteers  
as a Docent, Event Assistant, Gardener or Special Projects committee member.  
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Take a docent tour--free with admission at 11:00am or 2:00pm on Open Thursday, and 11:00am on Open Day Last Sunday. Reservations for the tours are not necessary but if there are more than six people in your group, please email the garden to let us know.  
Arrange a group tour (minimum of 15) by emailing the garden at: info@japanesegardenpasadena.com.  

Experience the peace of the garden on Open Thursday and the last Sunday of every month. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm You may make a reservation  for admission on our website for $7.50 or pay $10 upon arrival (children 12 and under are free.) The garden is wheelchair accessible. Sorry, no pets allowed.


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