Through the Eyes of Flowers: The Seasons of Japanese Culture

October 29, 2007
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Monday, October 29
6:30 pm

In conjunction with theNew York Botanical Garden exhibition Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Chrysanthemum (October 20 -November 18, 2007)
Cherry blossoms, plums, iris and wisteria in spring, chrysanthemum and maples in the fall – these are the trees and flowers that remind Japanese people of the arrival of the seasons.  In art, literature, food, and contemporary design, Japanese culture is deeply influenced by seasonal flowers. 

Yozaburo Shirahata, Professor at International Research Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto, and Liza Dalby, author of East Wind Melts the Ice – a Memoir Through the Seasons examine the relationship between Japanese culture and seasonal flowers.  Moderated by Todd Forrest, Vice President of Horticulture, New York Botanical Garden. 

Followed by a chrysanthemum-themed reception.

Tickets: $10, $8 Japan Society, and NYBG members, $5 seniors and students. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258.


  • Monday, October 29, 2007
  • 6:30 pm