Practicing in the US

Studying in Japan before working in the US His father urged him to go to the US Americans changing his opinion of the US Returning to Japan after studying in New York Decision to remain in the US and become an American citizen The first garden he visited in the US Practicing in the US Developing international programs Describing the meaning of "Nikkei"

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Well, I think a significance of my practice in the United States is very my egoistic desire to make Japanese garden in oversea. I believe still Japanese garden has a tremendous value to other people in the nation, in the world. So, that’s why I like to really do this continuously doing this one, design and then practice one of them, education too.

So, now I like to provide the opportunity, learning opportunity for American people for now on. And I’m inviting some of the very distinguished master gardeners from Kyoto, working with me, and we are going to do that various places, different states. That’s one of my, one of my dream, education in the future. 

Date: August 10, 2016
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Sojin Kim, John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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