This special Study Day celebrates Japanese arts and sciences in the field of natural history and garden design, featuring an international team of experts, including Federico Marcon (Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University), Harm Beukers (Scaliger Institute, Leiden, the Netherlands), and Ryosuke Kondo (Landscape Architecture, Tokyo University). Topics of exploration include the development of natural history and Dutch–Japanese exchanges in medical botany from the 17th-century onward, as well as the role of trees in Japanese garden design. After the presentations, participants can enjoy a viewing of rare Japanese works from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library and a tour of the Cherry Blossom trees across the Garden’s historic landscape.
Free and open to the public, but RSVP required; please do so on the New York Botanical Garden website.
Support for the Humanities Institute at The New York Botanical Garden provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.