Sukiya Living magazine ranks Japan and North America gardens

The Adachi Museum and its surrounding gardens in Shimane prefecture are way up top on my bucket list. I have been hearing and reading about this place for years.

Once again, Adachi tops the garden ranking published by Sukiya Living: The Journal of Japanese Gardening in December of each year. The following link lists 50 gardens in Japan and another link at the bottom of this ranking leads to the 2014 rankings.

The 2015 garden ranking for gardens in Japan:

This link will take you directly to the Adachi Museum site:

For the 2013 garden ranking for Japanese gardens in the United States and Canada, follow in this link. We have seen seven of the ten. There is a more current listing, but we could not locate a link.

Shofuso koi

At Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Philadelphia, koi are so happy they are snorting for joy — well, snorting for food, anyway!

How the Shiosai Project works, by Suikiya Living Magazine, the Journal of Japanese Gardening, published by Roth Teien:

volunteer help

Careful maintenance on a daily basis is the key to a serene garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden in Vancouver BC practices this art

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Seattle Japanese Garden has the benefit of a well organized cadre of volunteers to assist park staff with maintenance, guided tours, programs and exhibits

Photographs otherwise not credited in a caption are by K.T. Cannon-Eger. If you re-post, please be nice and give credit.

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4 thoughts on “Sukiya Living magazine ranks Japan and North America gardens

  1. Craig Bluell

    We have been a subscriber for a very very long time. Paid for 2022 2023 when invoice was received. Last issue we received was number 147. Please contact me to resolve. Don’t want to miss any issues. Thanks Craig Bluell,, 949-351-9758.

  2. Susan Hatch, P.O.Box 289, Islesboro, ME 04848

    Out of the blue, the blessings of your fine magazine! Who do I thank?

    • Sukiya Living is published six times a year by Sukiya Living Magazine & Tours, P. O. Box 1050, Rockport Maine 04856.
      Publisher is Douglas Roth and Art Director is Tamao Goda. Subscription rate and back issues are available by contacting Sukiya Living directly.

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