Japanese Culture Events and Tours
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research provides a context for Cranbrook's Japanese Garden through educational programs that explore the culture and arts of Japan. These have included chanoyu tea ceremonies, lectures by contemporary Japanese garden designers, a lecture about the relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan, and wagashi, shodo, and ikebana demonstrations.
EDIBLE LANDSCAPES DINNER: A CULTURAL EXPERIENCE INSPIRED BY THE CRANBROOK JAPANESE GARDEN
October 23, 2022
For the sixth Edible Landscapes Dinner in the Cranbrook House Library, the Center is partnering with Chef Suzuki and Ken Nagao of Sharaku, Michigan’s most authentic Japanese restaurant, and Forte Belanger. Together, Sharaku and Forte Belanger will craft a dining experience that combines authentic Japanese sunomono and sushi with appetizers, an entrée, and dessert that reflect Japanese cuisine through the lens of California in the early twentieth century. It will be a menu that portrays the evolution of the Cranbrook Japanese Garden, a magical place that also reflects the spirit of Japan through an American lens.
IKEBANA / 生け花:
THE ART OF JAPANESE FLORAL ARRANGEMENT
October 7, 8, and 9, 2022
In this special exhibition in the magnificent rooms of Cranbrook House, the members of Ikebana International Detroit Chapter 85, present a display of nearly thirty arrangements by some of Michigan’s most respected ikebana artists. The exhibition, which includes ikebana demonstrations and tours of both the Cranbrook Japanese Garden and Cranbrook House, celebrates the legacy of the Japanese Garden and its ongoing rejuvenation by Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research.
和菓子 | 生け花 | 書道 | 茶の湯
WAGASHI, IKEBANA, SHODO, AND CHANOYU:
FOUR TRADITIONAL JAPANESE ARTS DEMONSTRATIONS
March, April, and May 2020
Explore four traditional Japanese arts, celebrating the ongoing revitalization of the Cranbrook Japanese Garden—and the long connection between Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan.
CRANBROOK'S JAPANESE GARDEN: A VISION FOR THE FUTURE
Sunday, October 13, 2019 | 3:00pm
Free Lecture, Reception, and Japanese Garden Tours
Master Plan Summary by Sadafumi Uchiyama, Garden Curator, Portland Japanese Garden
JAPANESE TEA GARDENS AND TEA HOUSES: FROM JAPAN TO FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND TODAY
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Celebrate the history of Japanese tea culture, the ongoing revitalization of Cranbrook's Japanese Garden and the connection between Frank Lloyd Wright, the Smiths, and Japan.
JAPANESE GARDEN LECTURE SERIES
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | 7:00pm
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 7:00pm
This lecture series will feature a presentation of the 2018 Historic Landscape Study of Cranbrook’s Japanese Garden as well as an opportunity to hear from three of the most respected Japanese garden designers working in North America.
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Chanoyu Tea Ceremony in Frank Lloyd Wright Smith House, August 2018.