As part of its East Asian Garden Lecture Series, the Huntington presents “Japanese Gardens of Manzanar: Past, Present, and Future.”
During World War II, the internment camp at Manzanar in the California desert held more than 10,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry. To ameliorate the harsh conditions, many of those imprisoned there built Japanese gardens.
Jeffery Burton, archaeologist at the Manzanar National Historic Site, examines the traces of these gardens, which were lost and abandoned when the site was closed. (Huntington.org)
This lecture is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.
Japanese Gardens of Manzanar: Past, Present, and Future
Tuesday, May 24th, 7:30 p.m.
The Huntington, Rothenberg Hall, 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino 91108
Photo, top right, (cropped) is by Dorothea Lange, dated July 2, 1942. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. Full caption reads:
Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry are growing flourishing truck crops for their own use in their “hobby gardens”. These crops are grown in plots 10 x 50 feet between blocks of barrack at this War Relocation Authority center.
Photo below, Manzanar garden, Block 34, by Daniel Mayer (mav) (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons…