Interview with Sadafumi Uchiyama: Designing Peace and Harmony — THE DIRT

EXCELLENT interview about the nature of gardens from the perspective of a 3-generation Japanese gardener.  The photographs included are stunning.  The philosophy is nourishing to the soul.  PLEASE take a look if you get a chance.

Sadafumi Uchiyama / Courtesy of Portland Japanese GardenSadafumi (Sada) Uchiyama, ASLA, is the Chief Curator and Director of the International Japanese Garden Training Center at the Portland Japanese Garden. Uchiyama is a third-generation Japanese gardener from southern Japan, where his family has been involved in gardening for over a century. In addition to his background…

Interview with Sadafumi Uchiyama: Designing Peace and Harmony — THE DIRT

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  1. Enjoyed. Thank you for the link.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re very welcome, Ken.

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  2. Mark S says:

    Excellent article and photos. I was able to visit the Portland Japanese Garden a few years ago. Wonderful place.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you liked them, Mark. Oh how wonderful you were able to visit them. I love the attitude he shared about the tour guides and the visitors.

      We have Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park not that far from here. A few years back they spend a bundle on adding a Japanese Garden. Truly a magical place to visit! If you look in my archives you’ll see lots of pictures from it.

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  3. Mark S says:

    I’ll have to go back and look! Thanks.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re welcome.

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  4. memadtwo says:

    Really beautiful. Every element carefully thought out. (K)

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  5. rickmatz says:

    Excellent piece.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I thought you would like this one. I never thought about how the climate in Portland is similar to that of (parts of?) Japan.

      Like

  6. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Those pictures are breathtaking…. an aritist

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes! I put the one of the bridge on my desktop.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        It is an awesome sight. He was just in Nashville also.
        Ok…I’m a Beatles nerd…you know that. After I read that I had to go see pictures of George’s gardens at Friar Park.

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