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Landscaping America: Beyond the Japanese Garden - Timeline




Cherry-tree cuttings from Washington, D.C. Tidal Basin are given to Japanese horticulturalists to replace trees destroyed by flood in Japan.

The Karate Kid (dir. John G. Avildsen) features Nisei actor Pat Morita in role of gardener and martial arts instructor.

President Ronald Reagan signs into law H.R. 442, which provides governmental apology and monetary reparations for Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II.
In subsequent years, Japanese-style gardens are built in many West Coast communities to memorialize the World War II experiences of Japanese Americans.

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Women' s Auxilliary - Los Angeles Southwest Gardeners' Association
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This is the Women’s Auxilliary of the Los Angeles Southwest Gardeners Association, 1982. It is part of the collection of the Southern California Gardeners’ Federation (17.2007.1A) This picture is part … More »

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