Thursday, May 9, 2013

Almost everything in bloom now

by aleks
SJG • 5/6/13 - Rh, Altaclarence, area F

'The Garden speaks for itself', as Mary N. put it in her recent email for current assignments...  You can guide without saying much, as visitors are too busy taking all of it in.
SJG • 5/6/13 - Rh. 'Mars' in V area

It will be like this for the reminder of May and some of June: rhododendrons, azaleas, wisteria and irises all on show.
SJG • 5/6/13 - Rhododendron augustinii • rhododendron; Area W (tea House Garden)

Other things Japanese things happening around town:
SJG • 5/6/13 - Rh.arnoldiana, at the foothils of the Garden

• SAAM exhibition: Legends, Tales, Poetry: Visual Narrative in Japanese Art
December 22, 2012–July 21, 2013
We just did DIY tour of the SJG today for the guides and it was a hoot, thanks to Shizue-san and Dewey-san. Keiko-san  couldn't make it, due to the work pressures, but we thank her for the intent!
SJG • 5/6/13 - Rh.  Dawn in L area, along the E path

• Second Thursday Japanese Films : The Tale of Genji
June 13, 2013; 7–9 pm; Stimson Auditorium
The Tale of Genji (1987) Dir. Gisaburo Sugii

Based on the novel by Murasaki Shikibu. Genji, the son of the emperor, is charming and good looking but cannot stop pursuing his father's young and beautiful bride. Genji wanders from one affair to another, seeking fulfillment.

SJG  • 5/6/13 - Rh. moonbeam in V area; long before G and Z  bloom, due to shade

• BOOK READING: Yokohama Yankee: My Family’s Five Generations as Outsiders in Japan by Leslie Helm | Saturday, May 18 @ 4pm

Leslie Helm’s decision to adopt Japanese children launches him on a personal journey through his family’s 140 years in Japan, beginning with his German great grandfather, who worked as a military adviser in 1870 and defied custom to marry his Japanese mistress. The family’s poignant experiences of love and war help Helm learn to embrace his Japanese and American heritage. This is the first book to look at Japan across five generations with perspective that is both from the inside and through foreign eyes. Helm draws on his great grandfather’s unpublished memoir and a wealth of primary source material to bring his family history to life.
Free | In the Tateuchi Story Theatre at The Wing

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