For the centennial year of the cherry trees gifted to the United States from Japan, the JACCC is celebrating its first annual Spring Festival: LA Bloom – a new season, showcasing timeless traditions, contemporary art, culture, performances and community activities.
The nine-day celebration will begin with an Opening Night Performance: Mare Nubium. on Friday, April 27 and ends with the Family Day on Saturday, May 5 and features a transformation of the JACCC Plaza into an ecoartspace.
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Ecoartspace: JACCC Artistic Director, Hirokazu Kosaka and Co-curator, Calvin Abe will transform the JACCC Plaza into one of the world’s largest Zen gardens with over 5 million pebbles raked to create puddles of raindrops.
JACCC Artistic Director, Hirokazu Kosaka’s thoughts on the ecoartspace raindrops: In 1852, footprints of a boy were found fossilized in a clay stone on the east bank of the Connecticut River in Massachusetts. Also preserved in the clay were tracks of birds, animals and snails. Even impressions of raindrops were preserved.
More than five million pebbles signify the presence of humans in pursuit of survival and sustenance. This display represents shaped by time, yet leaving an impression of everlasting impermanence.