Past Exhibitions

Cute, Cute Kawaii! CALL FOR ART
May 9, 2016 - June 1, 2016
Deadline for Entry: June 1, 2016
The Japanese Friendship Garden is seeking... more
Threaded, Traveled, Treasured: Kimonos from Japan in San Diego Collections
April 1, 2016 - June 13, 2016

In collaboration with the Mingei International Museum and MiraCosta College, the Japanese... more

Koi Jack's Travels: Naval Service Mementos from 1980s Japan
February 19, 2016 - April 28, 2016

The Japanese Friendship Garden is proud to present a selection of items from the collection of beloved and long-time volunteer, Jack Chapman, also... more

Kyushu and Beyond: Japanese Ceramics from the Collection of Gordon Brodfuehrer
January 2, 2016 - March 18, 2016

 Enjoy an exhibit of recently collected works by renowned San Diego collector of Japanese art, Gordon Brodfuehrer. Recently travelling to the... more

Keiri Study Group of Sogetsu School of Ikebana
September 25, 2015 - September 27, 2015

Join us on September 26th and 27th for a wonderful display of ikebana flower arrangements made by the Keiri Study Group of the Sogetsu School of... more

Kajiwara Koho Japanese Bamboo and the World Expo: A Century of Discovery
Presented by TAI Modern
September 12, 2015 - December 6, 2015

Combo tickets may be purchased at the front gate, includes special exhibit and garden admission. $13- Adults; $12- Senior, Student, Military with... more

Ningyō’s Presence: Japanese Dolls from the Permanent Collection
July 16, 2015 - September 2, 2015

Enjoy a rare glimpse into the Japanese Friendship... more

ICHIYO YAMAMOTO: The New Face of Imari
April 10, 2015 - July 5, 2015
For the first time in San Diego, acclaimed ceramicist, Ichiyo Yamamoto will be showcasing his exquisite collection of Imari porcelain in... more
Garden of Unity
Balboa Park's Japanese Legacy
January 1, 2015 - February 11, 2016
The Garden of Unity documentary is now screening every Thursday and Friday at 11:00am in the Activity Center at the Japanese Friendship... more
Reunifying Hideyoshi: A Photographic Essay
Featuring Felix Bonono
October 31, 2014 - January 4, 2015

 “I did not grow up in Japan and learn about the three famous unifiers,” says Felix Bonomo, a narrative... more