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NAJGA Southwest Regional Workshop

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Date(s) – 02/14/2020 – 02/15/2020
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Join NAJGA & JFG for a hands-on Japanese Gardening Workshop!

Register today for NAJGA’s Southwest regional workshop hosted at the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, RoHoEn. The North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 by leading Japanese gardens across North America which seeks to ensure the sustainability, enduring value and social impact of Japanese gardens in the West.

This culturally-saturated workshop will feature the rare opportunity to learn to build a Japanese stepping stone path, a sleeve fence and water basin, plant pines and place stones. Participants will also experience several traditional Japanese arts, such as ikebana and tea ceremony, and be given a hands-on taiko lesson. Lunch is included on both days and will be served in the Garden.

Saturday dinner in the Garden and a Sunday tour of Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Garden and Taliesin West at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation will be offered as optional add-ons.

North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA)
Southwest Regional Workshop Information:

Start:
Friday, February 14, 2020
8:00 AM

End:
Saturday, February 15, 2020
6:00 PM

Registration:
• No single day options available
• Lunches included on Friday and Saturday

• NAJGA Member – $275.00
• Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix Member – $275.00
• Non-member – $299.00

Register online: https://najga.org/events

NOTES:

NAJGA Members: Please register using the email address that is linked to your NAJGA Membership account in order to receive the discounted rate.

Members of Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, Arizona:
Please use the discount code: 2019JFG!

Everyone: When registering multiple attendees please complete registration process for each individual, using unique email addresses. We apologize for the inconvenience due to this limitation of the registration system.

Cancellation: refunds may be requested up to 14 days prior to the event (a 10% administrative fee applies). Contact info@najga.org to inquire.

SCHEDULE:

*Note: This timeline is subject to change. Please refer to final timeline emailed to registrants shortly before the event.

Thursday, February 13
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM Registration

Friday, February 14
8:00 AM- 9:00 AM Registration and Welcome
Presentation on RoHoEn’s History
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM Garden Workshop
Stepping Stones/Sode-Gaki/Kenninji Gaki

10:30 AM- 12:00 PM Ikebana (Group A)
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM- 3:30 PM Garden Workshop
Stepping Stones/Sode-Gaki/Kenninji Gaki

1:00 PM- 2:30 PM Ikebana (Group B)
3:30 PM- 4:00 PM Garden Clean-Up
4:00 PM- 6:00 PM Taiko (Japanese Drumming)

Saturday, February 15
8:00 AM- 9:00 AM Garden Tour with Ben Schrepf
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM Garden Workshop
Pine Trees & Shrubs with Stone; Hachimae – Chozubachi Installation
10:30 AM- 11:15 AM Tea Ceremony (Group A)
11:15 AM- 12:00 PM Tea Ceremony (Group B)
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM Bento Lunch in the Garden
1:00 PM- 3:00 PM Garden Workshop
Pine Trees & Shrubs with Stone; Hachimae – Chozubachi Installation
1:30 PM- 2:15 PM Tea Ceremony (Group C)
3:00 PM- 4:00PM Garden Clean- Up
4:00 PM- 6:00 PM Optional Dinner in the Garden (Add-On: Registration will soon be available)

Sunday, February 16
9:00 AM Meet at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
Optional Tour
9:30 AM Depart Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
Add-On:
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Tour of Desert Botanical Garden
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Lunch at Desert Botanical Garden
1:30 PM-3:30 PM Tour of Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
3:45 PM- 4:45 PM Return to Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix

Details on Garden Workshops instructed by JFG’s own niwashi, Ben Schrepf and his teacher John Powell:

1. Stepping Stone Path- Participants will help place a stepping stone path from the main concrete path to the area behind restrooms. There will also be a step from the stepping stones to view a commemorative plaque stone.

2. Sode gaki- Participants will help construct two sleeve fences. The side facing the guests will be Kenninji-gaki style and the other side will be brushwood style. Participants will also work on construction of infill and placement of saji ishi base below the fence frame.

3. Pine Tree Planting with Attending Stones and Plantings- Participants will assist in the placement of stones and planting of new garden pines and other plantings next to garden’s gift shop.

4. Medama- Participants will assist in the construction of a hachimae or a type of chozubachi (water basin) that will be installed adjacent to the veranda. This is sometimes called ensaki-chozubachi. There will also be the installation of a Kasuga lantern near the new basin