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"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

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HAYWARD–Hidden Garden: A Japanese American Family’s Offer of Friendship Honors Culture and Beauty in 20th-Century Hayward

September 8, 2023 @ 3:00 pm4:30 pm

Free
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HAYWARD-Join a series of community conversations about how Hayward histories shape our lives today. Each conversation will feature individuals who made history through sustained local action and community work.

The Shibata family garden and tea house in Hayward were designed by Zenjuro and Koyuri Shibata. Koyuri, who descended from a long line of Buddhist ministers in Japan, drew upon her religious sensibilities to define the garden’s structure and meanings. Many Haywardians attended events hosted in the garden before and after World War II, a garden which still exists today near Highway 92. The Shibata family garden and tea house are a unique Hayward home, one that tells a story about family, community, and culture. This conversation provides context for understanding this historic site’s origins and its 80-year evolution.

Community Panel: Hidden Garden: A Japanese American Family’s Offer
of Friendship Honors Culture and Beauty in 20th-Century Hayward
Friday, September 8, 2023, 3:00-4:30pm
Fremont Bank Room at the Hayward Public Library
888 C Street, Hayward, CA 94541

Light refreshments will be served. This series is free to the public. Parking in city lots next to the library is free of charge.

For more information, go to haywardhistory.org or contact Dr. Bridget Ford, 510-885-3207, bridget.ford@csueastbay.edu.

Image by Photo by Chris Lawton via Unsplash.

This project is supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant

Details

Date:
September 8, 2023
Time:
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Grant Line:

Venue

Hayward Public Library
888 C Street
Hayward, 94541 United States
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