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Exhibit: Sakura Orihon, Diary of a Cherry Blossom Journey

March 4th 2023 - April 2nd 2023

Exhibits Gallery, National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

Open daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

As he followed the blossoming cherry trees from south to north throughout Japan, American landscape architect Ron Henderson recorded his experience in folding sketchbooks called orihon. His journals celebrate the cherry blossom culture in Japan, highlighting Henderson’s pilgrimages to visit famous old trees. He also focuses on the horticultural practices that extend the lives of cherry trees in Japan, illustrating pruning techniques, branch crutches, rope tenting, and root grafting. This exhibition of Henderson’s books inspires awe for these trees as well as appreciation for the unique manner in which one man documented an extraordinary journey.