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花 Art in Bloom Floral Art of Japan

  • Japanese Friendship Garden 2215 Pan American Road East San Diego, CA, 92101 United States (map)

Japanese culture is in tune with the rhythm of nature and the changes that come with each season. In Japan, the beginning of spring is cause for celebration as it coincides with flowering and blooming of plants. Inspiration has been found in flowers as it can be found in different aspects of Japanese literature, poetry, and art. Flowers have a language all their own. For example, sakura, or cherry blossom, represents the arrival of spring, but is also a metaphor for the ephemeral beauty of life. Flower symbolism plays a vital role in Japanese art and everyday life and is featured across many different aspects of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.

The exhibition will feature beautiful kimonos and accessories, rare early 20th century porcelains, unique pastime items and contemporary artworks inspired by Japanese flowers. Visitors of 花 Art in Bloom will discover the hidden meaning of flowers in Japan and understand that in Japanese culture flowers are much more than just decoration.

JFG General Admission Fee: $10.00 | Students, Seniors (over 65), Active-Duty Military (with valid I.D): $ 8.00
Special Exhibition Fee: General: $3.00 | JFG Members: $2.00

Opening Reception: Friday, February 9 | 4: 30 PM – 6:30 PM | Inamori Pavilion
Pre-sale: $5.00 (includes JFG admission) 
Day of, at the door: General $15, JFG Member $5
RSVP and inquiries: Emiko Scudder (619) 232-2784 or