09 Mar 2021 • 

Symbolism and Function in Japanese Gardens


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Shofuso Executive Director, Kim Andrews, discusses the religious and historic symbolism of horticultural and built elements in the Japanese garden in .. Read more this beautiful slideshow. Visual metaphors in design are central to this traditional art form. This presentation includes an eight minute video about the 2020 installation of a pebble beach pondside at Shofuso, featuring Shofuso Head Gardener Sandi Polyakov. Bio: Kim Andrews has been Executive Director of Shofuso since 2010. As Executive Director, Kim administers Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center, oversees the annual Philadelphia Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, leads the US-Japan Business & Public Policy series, and directs JASGP’s additional Japanese arts, business, and cultural educational programs. in Art History and French from Temple University, an M.A. in Preventive Conservation from Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK, and a certificate in nonprofit management from the Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University.

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