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CSULB Japanese Garden Travel Club Hosts Trip To Pasadena

Published: August 1, 2011

CSULB’s Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden will host a visit to two remarkable Pasadena venues on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Travel Club members of its Friends of the Japanese Garden support group.

Travel Club activities are open to the public who join the Friends at the Associate level and above, and include annual visits to Southern California cultural sites led by knowledgeable staff.

Participants will first take a guided tour of the collections of the Pacific Asia Museum with a special focus on the exhibition Meiji: Japan Rediscovered. The Meiji period marked the beginning of a dynamic conversation between Japan and the West that has continued to the present. This exhibit explores the oil painting, woodblock prints, cloisonné, ivory, metalwork, textiles, picture books and ceramics of the era.

Guests will have the opportunity to lunch on their own, then tour the Storrier-Stearns Japanese-style Garden at a private location in Pasadena. The garden is known as the oldest Meiji garden in California, designed by master Japanese landscape designer Kinzuchi Fujii. Near completion after five years of restoration, this exclusive visit will feature the stunning renovation by landscape architect Takeo Uesugi. The garden is both a California and national historical landmark.

The tour is designed for adults and tickets are $50 per person. To be eligible for the Travel Club, new and current Friends members can upgrade to the Associate level at $120 per year.

For membership information or to reserve a place for this trip, call 562/985-8420. Space is limited. For additional information, visit the CSULB Japanese Garden website.