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Lunar New Year Festival  
January 28th
Open Day Last Sunday  
(The Last Sunday in December is on Holiday)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$7.50 Online / $10 at the Gate

In anticipation of the Lunar New Year, we have planned the last Sunday in January for the whole family with music, crafts, art, and treats from Japan,  
China, and Korea .
The Japanese New Year (正月 Shōgatsu) is an annual festival with its own customs. Since 1873, the official Japanese New Year has been celebrated according to the Gregorian calendar on January 1st, New Year's Day (元日 Ganjitsu). However, the celebration of the traditional Japanese New Year--the  Lunar New Year--still takes place and, in January, we plan to celebrate them all!    
10am - 4pm Chinese Lantern-Making: Learn how to make different kinds of traditional Chinese paper lanterns with members of the garden's Asian Arts Council.

10am - 4pm Japanese Origami-Making: Fold cranes, dogs and other forms to celebrate the New Year with members of the garden's Asian Arts Council.

12pm - 3pm Korean Minhwa Folk Painting Workshops: Enjoy a rare chance to learn to create traditional paintings and tapestries with trained instructors. (Sponsored by the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, www.kccla.org)

2pm - 2:45pm Japanese Koto Musical Performance: Enjoy uplifting melodies performed by Kozue Matsumoto and the Calarts Japanese Music Ensemble.
We will also have our Family Fun Guide and Treasure Hunt to make exploring the garden even more fun for families. Pick one up and start exploring!
(Stay as long as you like, we just need to know when you will arrive)  
For their support and participation, we thank: 
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. Look for the driveway on the right at the end of the street.
New Exhibition At the En Gallery
Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden  
January 18 - April 13
                                                                                                                   My Way (Michi) 2011 
Brushstrokes and Blooms:  
The Calligraphy and Ikebana of  
Shizuko Greenblatt   
Members' Opening Reception
Saturday January 13, 2018
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Free with reservations
A new solo exhibition for Japanese artist, Shizuko Greenblatt, will open with a Members' Reception on January 13 at the En Gallery, and will be open to the public from January 18 through April 13.
Shizuko Greenblatt was born into a samurai family and was trained in various artistic traditions including painting, calligraphy, sculpture and flower arrangement, in both Japan and the United States. Now based in Los Angeles, she has focused her artistic talents for the past 25 years on dynamic expressionistic paintings that incorporate both calligraphy and Japanese ikebana (flower arranging).   
This new solo exhibition,  featuring 20 works spanning the last decade of Greenblatt's calligraphic and floral fusion series, will unite bold and gentle works. In her calligraphic paintings, lively red brushstrokes wash over black strokes - echoed by pitch-black painted branches - in an abstract expressionistic subversion of traditional Japanese calligraphy. These contrast with more subdued works spotlighting single characters for "flower," "grass," "water" and "light," in gentle tones, painted as though lit by moonlight.
Drawing from the energy of nature and Japanese cultural references, Greenblatt creates powerful mixed-media paintings, sculptures and installations that have been shown internationally. "I aim to activate and uplift the human soul," she explains, "by the transformed sculptural elements and traditional Japanese symbolism."
The exhibition was curated by Meher McArthur, Japanese art historian and Creative Director of the garden. It may be viewed during the garden's open hours or by appointment. The works in this exhibition, and future exhibitions, will be for sale, and part of the proceeds will benefit the garden's educational and cultural programming.
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.
Winter Series
Plein Air Watercolor Classes  
Ten Classes Starting  
Friday, January 26  
9:30am to 12pm
Open on Second Sundays
Beginning February 11th
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$7.50 online / $10 at the gate 
Tea Ceremonies on
Second Sundays 
Beginning February 11th  
1pm and 2pm

World Music Concert
Featuring Jessica Fichot
Open Day Last Sunday
February 25 at 2pm

A Taste of Japan:    
An Evening of Whisky, Sake  
and Culinary Delights
Saturday, March 3 
5pm to 8pm


A Sunday Just For Members
March 4, 10am to 4pm     

Camellia Impressionism
A Lecture By
Dr. Bradford King
President, Southern California Camellia Society   
March 4 at 2pm
During A  
Sunday Just For Members 
Second Annual Pasadena Festival of Tea
Open Day Last Sunday
March 25, 10am to 4pm


We hope you will join our interesting, creative community, or make a donation to support this special place.


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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