Saito at UMW and Portland Japanese garden
Yuriko Saito (Professor, History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences) was recently invited by the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Mary Washington to give a talk on “The Moral Dimension of Japanese Aesthetics.”
She was also invited by the Japanese garden at Portland, Oregon, to participate in a brainstorming session on curricular planning for the forthcoming International Institute for Japanese Garden Arts and Culture. This institute will be dedicated to educating garden workers in the United States to care for 300 + Japanese gardens in North America as well as offering programs to introduce Japanese arts and culture to North American audience. The facilities for this institute will be built adjacent to the Portland Japanese garden and the plan has already been drawn by a noted Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma.