On 18th of May I participated in the 18th International Roses & Gardening Show. Let me tell you more about this beautiful event. The show has been holding by International Roses & Gardening Organization Committee (Mainichi Newspapers/NHK/Sports Nippon Newspapers) every year since 1999. The largest event of its kind in Japan, it showcases roses and beautiful gardening from all around the world. There were presented over 1 million roses and the latest works of garden designers. The show received international recognition as a one-of-a-kind celebration. There were also many events such as gardening markets, special events held on the rose terraces, and rose and gardening contests.
Seibu Dome (Exhibition area), Tokorozawa city, Saitama, Japan.
Small models of gardens
Japanese exterior design lesson
Last week Anika and Aliya participated in Japanese exterior design lesson. The lesson was hold by Furuhashi Norimasa – very talented designer and exterior architect. He is a teacher of Japanese garden design courses in E&P Academy and he also runs his own exterior building company (here is the link: E&P Academy). We have learnt many new things. Let me share with some interesting information!
The first part of the lesson Furuhashi-san introduced us “Procreate”- drawing and sketching iPod application - very useful program for architecters and designers. Then he talked about difference between Gaikou (we can translate it to English as building envelope) and Exterior.
Gaikou is the physical separator between the interior and the outdoor environment (for example, separation ground from streets, neighbors, other buildings etc.). The main focus is always on functionality.
Exterior includes building and design. It is not only functional part but also material coordination, color schemes, textures, contrasts etc.
Then we moved to the roles of optical effects in gardens like symbol trees, light, plants etc. The designer should be able to elaborate and describe every part and every detail of the planned garden. For example (on the picture), the vertical walls in front of the house and high trees set to hide the windows:
Step by step development of the outdoor environment
Every customer has his own request and design always should be planned accordingly. There are three styles currently presented in Japanese exterior designing: open style, closed style and semi-open style. Open style does not include walls to block the view from the street into the garden. Closed style separate the property with walls, fences and the gate from the street and neighbors. Semi-open style is a mix of both.
Then Norimasa-san showed us the real examples of his own work.
Step by step development of a garden design with terrace and lawn area.
Pictures of the house before and after reconstruction.Day and night views.
The pictures credit from website, for more information, please visit: EXPLANNING company
Hello, I am a new intern in Niwashyu
my name is Aliya. I just started my internship in Niwashyu company and I would like to introduce myself.
I am from Russia, graduated from Technical University. I love Art and Nature. I have always had a strong interest in garden design and Japanese culture. I came to Japan to learn more about this mysterious country and culture. Here in Tokyo I am going to learn about beautiful Japanese gardens and share my experience with you :) I would like to make people outside of Japan to understand more about Japanese garden culture and its beauty.
外構・庭の設計・デザイン・管理の出来る方、CAD作図、プレゼンテーションの出来る方、建築知識の有る方、（VectorWorks / Illustrator / Photshop / RICCAD）
Exterior and garden plans, design, project management,
CAD (VectorWorks / Illustrator / Photoshop / RICCAD), presentations
People with a deep interest in exterior and gardens who are desperate to learn and gain experience
If you are interested, please contact us!
小楠 アニカ （Anika Ogusu）