Cranbrook's Japanese-style Garden Restoration Project is underway. The Consulate General of Japan organized the redesign of the Lily Pond Cascade by Master Gardener Hiromu Terashita.

Cranbrook president Dominic DiMarco and Director of the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Greg Wittkopp welcomed the Consul General of Japan and Mrs. Wada and supporters to the unveiling of the renewed section of the garden on the sunny afternoon of Tuesday, October 9th. The Consulate arranged for the Japanese team of gardeners, led by master gardener Hiromu Terashita to come from Japan to contribute their time and expertise to restore a section of the large garden.

Japanese Tea Garden Lecture at Cranbrook's Smith House

Following last spring’s 4-part Japanese Garden Lecture Series at Cranbrook with Shinichiro Abe, Sadafumi Uchiyama, Gregory DeVries and Marc Peter Keane, Japanese tea garden expert, Chisato Takeuchi gave a talk about tea garden design at Cranbrook’s Frank Lloyd Wright House, ’The Smith House.' JSD Women's Club presented tea ceremonies at the historic house.