Visit Japanese Garden at CSULB for “Kimono In Color: A Spectrum of Seasons”
2010-02-10 · By Editor
In both ancient and modern Japanese culture, the beauty of the changing seasons is reflected in the harmonious colors used for kimono. Discover more about this topic at the winter lecture titled Kimono in Color: A Spectrum of Seasons, presented by Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).
The program takes place Friday, Feb. 26, in the Daniel Recital Hall on the CSULB campus. Light refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. followed by the program at 7:30.
Kimono will be displayed and Alison Redfoot-DiLiddo, the garden’s assistant director for education, will discuss examples of color use in kimono, the imagery of the four seasons based on the garden’s kimono collection and the garden itself, as well as her research into this topic.
In Japan, there are 4 distinctive seasons and a close relationship with nature can be seen reflected in the Kimono. Colors mirror the seasons and the beauty of things in nature such as the shades of the plum blossoms, wisteria, pine and tiny golden yellow Japanese roses.
Admission to Kimono in Color: A Spectrum of Seasons is free to members of the Friends of the Japanese Garden and $10 for non-members. Seating is limited and reservations are required by calling the garden’s Education Department at (562) 985-8420.
For more information about the Kimono in Color lecture, visit www.csulb.edu/~jgarden and click on “garden events.”
Dedicated in 1981, the garden is a 1.3 acre plot on the CSULB campus. Long Beach landscape architect Edward R. Lovell visited similar gardens in Japan and in the United States for inspiration. The garden hosts lectures and events throughout the year and is an educational, cultural, and aesthetic resource for the community.