Thursday, August 29, 2019

"Celebrating The Relationship Between Pittsburgh And Japan Through Garden Design," September 9 at Pitt.



The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center and Humanities Center will present "Celebrating The Relationship Between Pittsburgh And Japan Through Garden Design" with Shunsaku Miyagi on September 9.
Prof. Shunsaku Miyagi (University of Tokyo) is one of Japan's most eminent landscape architects. He is also the representative director of the Byodoin Temple, a temple in Kyoto that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and so important in Japan that an image of it is on the back of every 10-yen coin. Trained and educated in the US and Japan, his guiding philosophy is "Life is Design Itself." He will discuss Japanese gardens and connecting Pittsburgh and Japan through landscape design.
It starts at 4:30 pm in room 602 of the Cathedral of Learning (map) and is free and open to the public.