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JGarden Newsletter--Volume 3, Number 4

Contact: info@jgarden.org
Last Updated: 5/10/2003



Welcome to the Volume 3, Number 4 of the JGarden.org Newsletter.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • GARDEN of the MONTH
  • JGARDEN NEWS
    • Marc Peter Keane's Tea House Project at Cornell
    • Bodoin College Site Upgraded
    • Japanese Map Collection - David Rumsey/Luna Imaging
    • Keane Lecture at Japan Society, NY - Early Korean Roots of Japanese Gardens
  • NEW and UPDATED GARDENS
  • OTHER NEW JGarden Material
  • UPCOMING EVENTS


GARDEN of the MONTH:
This is the fourteenth in the series of photos of North American gardens. And after a brief hiatus at the UNESCO garden last month, we've returned to Houston. (http://www.jgarden.org/gardens.asp?ID=376).



JGARDEN NEWS
Marc Peter Keane's Tea House Project at Cornell - As some of you may know, Marc Peter Keane has been running a project at Cornell University called the Teahouse Project which focuses on Japanese tea culture, tea architecture and tea gardens. You can read more about the Cornell Tea House Project http://www.jgarden.org/features.asp?ID=66

Bowdoin College Site Upgraded - Since publishing the outstanding web site, 'The Japanese Garden', Clifton Olds has not been resting on his laurels. He's recently added eight new gardens, bringing the total to 24, as well as the ability to search the photos for examples of particular design elements, such as bridges or islands. All of the gardens are from Kyoto and each has an excellent site plan and several photographs. This is really an online text for the outstanding historic Japanese gardens. You can check out his site at http://academic.bowdoin.edu/zen/.

Japanese Map Collection Published - This really isn't related to Japanese gardens, but, as someone who works with analytical map information systems for my day job, it is a topic near and dear to my heart. The David Rumsey Collection and Luna Imaging have recently teamed with the Univ. of California, Berkeley, to make their oustanding collection of Japanese maps (the most comprehensive in the world, outside Japan) to the public by doing some high quality scanning and referencing of the images. The collection was acquired by the University of California from the Mitsui family in 1949, and is housed on the Berkeley campus in the East Asian Library. As many of the maps are very fragile this is going to make them available to a much broader audience than would otherwise have ever been the case. But if you are interested in historic Japanese maps, you can find out more at http://www.jgarden.org/features.asp?ID=67.

Keane Lecture at Japan Society - The gardens of Japan, like many of the country's arts, embody the richness and complexity of Japanese culture. Like garden



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