The beauty of stone, arranged in both small and extensive asymmetrically balanced compositions, is at the heart of the Japanese gardening tradition. An in class slide viewing and discussion led by Japanese gardening professional Asher Browne will be followed by an outdoor walk-through and viewing of Shofuso’s pond. In limited hands-on work, attendees will practice some basic rock setting techniques using a tripod and chain hoist. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch.
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About the Instructor
Asher Browne is a Japanese garden builder based in New Jersey, and has been Shofuso’s garden
consultant for the past decade. Asher started his quest to learn the techniques and principles of
Japanese gardening nearly twenty years ago. With a background in the Fine Arts, he moved to
Japan for eight years, four years of which was spent training full-time with garden companies in
Kyoto. By working with Japanese garden crews every day in some of Kyoto’s most famous
gardens, he learned the traditional techniques that have been used for centuries to build and
develop Japan’s beautiful gardens.
For more information about Asher, please visit his website, asherbrowne.com.