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LETTERS

Inspiring Japanese gardens

June 21, 2007

IN the "Backyard Zen" article [June 14] that highlighted the contribution of Japanese gardeners, it was not made clear that Takeo Uesugi is a classically trained (in Japan) landscape architect who designed the garden in the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Little Tokyo. My late husband, Richard Fish, photographed several of his magnificent gardens over the years. It was good to see Uesugi's work recognized in The Times.

MARIE FISH

Glendale

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THANK you for the thoughtful article highlighting the contributions of Japanese American gardeners in creating the wonderful hybrid we have come to call the Japanese Garden. Fans of these gardens might be interested in the upcoming conference "California Japanese-Style Gardens: Tradition and Practice," presented by the California Garden & Landscape History Society with nonprofit co-hosts the Japanese American National Museum, the Garden Conservancy and the Los Angeles Conservancy. There will be lectures, garden tours and other events Sept. 28-30 in Los Angeles. For further information, visit www.cglhs.org.

SUSAN CHAMBERLIN

Santa Barbara

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THE Zen garden article was incredibly good! Great discussion and great pictures! Thanks again for this piece.

ED MCCALL

Palos Verdes

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