This special Study Day celebrates Japanese arts and sciences in the field of natural history and garden design, featuring an international team of experts, including Federico Marcon (Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University), Harm Beukers (Scaliger Institute, Leiden, the Netherlands), and Ryosuke Kondo (Landscape Architecture, Tokyo University). Topics of exploration include the development of natural history and Dutch–Japanese exchanges in medical botany from the 17th-century onward, as well as the role of trees in Japanese garden design. After the presentations, participants can enjoy a viewing of rare Japanese works from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library and a tour of the Cherry Blossom trees across the Garden’s historic landscape.
There is no fee required, but kindly RSVP using the form below:
Please enter the Garden through the Mosholu Gate, 2950 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY, 10458, and check in at the LuEsther T. Mertz Library on the 6th floor of the Library Building.
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Support for the Humanities Institute at The New York Botanical Garden provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation