Championing the Art, Craft and Heart 
of Japanese Gardens in USA and Canada

NAJGA Garden Finder
There are over 250 Japanese gardens in North America. We encounter them as havens of beauty and tranquility, as cultural and historic landscapes and places for natural healing.  Since 2011, the North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA) has been promoting the welfare of these gardens and the people who love and care for them through education and advocacy.

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2014 NAJGA Biennial Conference

"New Pathways: The Role of the Japanese Garden 

For Society and Self"

 In Remembrance

TAKEO UESUGI (1940 - 2016)

Takeo Uesugi built Japanese gardens around Southern California and America for more than four decades. With his company, TUA Inc., Uesugi created compelling landscapes at private residences, hospitals, hotels, corporate offices, college campuses, government building and public gardens. He was an influential professor of landscape architecture from 1970 - 2000 in the College of Environmental Design at California Polytechnic University, Pomona. His awards include the National Landscape Award in 1981, and the Government of Japan's Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon in 2010. At the International Conference on Japanese Gardens Outside Japan in Long Beach in 2009, he was given a lifetime achievement award. 

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