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Zen & Japanese Gardens - Nov. 6/03

...Mark your calendars!
by Consulate-General of Japan
October 26, 2003

The Consulate-General of Japan and the University of Alberta are pleased to offer a presentation by master gardener Mr. Shunmyo Masuno about Japanese gardens and Zen culture, entitled Zen & Japanese Gardens at the TELUS Centre for Professional Development on Thursday, November 6 at 7:00 PM. The presentation is one of the events celebrating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Canada.

As Chief Priest of the Kenkoh-ji temple, Shunmyo Masuno is a modern Zen priest who strives to express his spiritual self through the art of landscape gardening. Ishidate-so is the aesthetic practice of some Zen priests to create gardens with great emphasis given to rock placement.

Internationally, Shunmyo Masuno is recognized for projects in Canada, Germany, Norway, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines. In 1991, he designed the Japanese garden at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo and has been an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia since 1994. Numerous career highlights include the National Merit Award from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects for the Nitobe Memorial Garden renovation at the University of British Columbia in 1995 and most recently in the year 2003, Mr. Masuno was awarded the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Award in Japan. We invite you to join us for what is certain to be an informative and interactive presentation about the renowned form of Japanese landscape gardening told from Shunmyo Masuno?fs own unique perspective.

Thursday, November 6 at 7:00 PM TELUS Centre for Professional Development 87th Avenue & 111 Street University of Alberta in Edmonton

Admission is Free

For more information, please contact the Consulate-General of Japan at Edmonton at (780) 422-3752,

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