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Japanese Garden Designer to Present on Tea Gardens

October 6, 2015, 10:01 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:09 PM
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Tea gardens will be the topic of a Thursday evening presentation by Takuhiro Yamada, president of Hanatoyo Landscape of Kyoto.

The presentation, “Tea Gardens – Observe the Tradition,” will take place at the Hawai’i Japanese Center on Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m.

Hanatoyo Landscape celebrated its 150th anniversary in business six years ago, and Yamada is the fifth generation in his family to head the company.

Yamada has continued traditional landscaping skills, but has begun to integrate green industry techniques in rooftop garden and green waste recycling. In addition, the company is ISO14001, which means the company meets the set criteria of an environmental management system.

With a portfolio of designed and installed gardens in Paris, London, and Honolulu, Yamada is also the designer of the tea house garden at The Huntington Japanese garden, installed for the garden’s centennial in 2012. He is also a tree doctor and is a pioneer for new tree treatments in Japan.

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The presentation is open to the public free of charge, with sponsorship by Friends of Lili’uokalani Gardens, Urasenke Hilo, and the Hawai’i Japanese Center. Light refreshments will be served.

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To learn more, contact the Hawai’i Japanese Center at 751 Kanoelehua Avenue in Hilo or the Friends of Lili’uokalani Gardens at 895-8130.

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