Koichi Kawana

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Koichi Kawana (Japanese: 川名孝一, born March 16, 1930 in Hokkaido – 1990) was a native garden designer, college professor, and architect. He designed gardens in San Diego, Los Angeles, Denver, Colorado, Chicago, Illinois, Memphis, Tennessee, and St. Louis, Missouri.[1] Some of his major works include the Seiwa-en Japanese Garden in the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Japanese Friendship Garden in San Diego's Balboa Park.

Life[edit]

in 1930, Kawana was born in Hokkaido, Japan. He graduated from Yokohama Municipal University in 1951 and got a US citizenship in 1971.[2] Kawana became a college professor and lecturer for 24 years at UCLA on Japanese art, environmental design, and Japanese landscape/architecture. Kawana died on March 16, 1990.

Aside from lecturing at UCLA, Kawana designed gardens at several parks in the United States, mainly having a Japanese style.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Koichi Kawana". Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kawana Koichi (1930-1990)". Retrieved March 8, 2012.