Japanese Gardens as Art

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Main garden of Zuiho-in designed by Shigemori Mirei in 1961, Daitoku Temple, Kyoto.

Japanese Gardens as Art

Join us for the final lecture in our 2018 Monday night lecture series Nature in Japan.

Japanese gardens are viewed as works of art, more than just quaint arrangements of stones and shrubbery. Join John as he surveys and contextualises temple gardens, tea gardens, the strolling gardens of the daimyo and the courtyard gardens of merchants. On John’s journey we gain a deeper appreciation of the history of Japanese gardens and learn to view them as works of art.

During the years John McBride lived and worked in Japan he made many walking trips around Japan, including the the full 1500km of the Buddhist pilgrimage to the 88 temples of Shikoku. Since returning to Sydney, he continues to visit Japan, leading walking tours that focus on Japanese culture, gardens, and nature.

How to Book: Please make all bookings and payments in advance. No refunds. Book via email to Chris Manning (bookings@taasa.org.au) or call Chris on 0412 686 025.

How to Pay:

1. By bank transfer (with “your name McBride” as reference):

The Asian Arts Society of Australia

BSB: 012003

Account: 218528414

2. By credit card or Paypal via this website – see booking button above right.


2 July, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
Event Category:




Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
280 Pitt St
Sydney, NSW Australia
+ Google Map