At the turn of the previous century, water from the recently completed Lake Biwa Canal was used to build a large constellation of garden villas around Kyoto’s Nanzen-ji Temple that still exists there today. This is the Nanzen-ji Temple Neighborhood Garden Villa Cluster, a place where some of Japanese society’s most preeminent politicians and businessmen once gathered together.
Come to Murin-an, the very first of these garden villas, to hear a special 40-minute lecture about them in English! Presenting the lecture will be Michael Shapiro of the Heritage and Garden Artistry Division at Ueyakato Landscape, a longstanding Japanese garden landscape firm with over 170 years of history in the Nanzen-ji Temple neighborhood.
This is will be a fully and clearly explained lecture that even foreign visitors should find very easy to follow! It will be sure to help you appreciate Japanese gardens and Kyoto even more deeply!
This event has been canceled due to insufficient registration.
- Date: October 20 (Wed.), 2021
- Time: 2:00-3:30 PM
- Cost: 3,500 yen/person
- Place: Main building, 2nd fl.
- Number of people: Up to 10 people (6 people minimum)
- Lecturer: Michael Shapiro, Heritage and Garden Artistry Division, Ueyakato Landscape Co., Ltd.
- Language: Mainly English