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Jenny Feuerpeil of Real Japanese Gardens Shares Japanese Garden Design Lesson at PechaKucha Night Tokyo

Japanese garden travel website “Real Japanese Gardens” announced their second PechaKucha talk in SuperDeluxe Roppongi on May 29th 2013.

Tokyo, Japan, May 16, 2013 --( Jenny Feuerpeil, garden designer and writer of Japanese garden e-books was selected for the second time as a presenter for the Tokyo edition of PechaKucha Night. After delivering a talk about her career change at age 26 and how her Japanese garden studies have since then impacted her life, the young garden designer returns to the stage with new insights gained from the Japanese garden tradition.

This time, Jenny Feuerpeil concentrates on overall design principles that can be learned by carefully looking at Japanese gardens. In 20 garden pictures, which stay on for 20 seconds each, the audience in the SuperDeluxe club in Tokyo will catch a glimpse of the ancient garden culture in Japan.

“My favorite Japanese garden master is Muso Soseki, also known as Muso Kokushi,” says the 30-year-old. “His most famous Japanese garden is probably Saiho-ji, the moss temple or Koke-dera in Kyoto from 1339. His gardens lead not only the visitor’s feet on the garden paths through the garden, but also guide the soul on a whole journey through it. It is said that Kokushi created a garden experience not unlike a pilgrimage through his gardens. I will explain in the presentation how he achieved this and what design tools he used. There will be lots of beautiful Japanese garden pictures and I cannot wait to share the beauty of the Kyoto gardens with the audience.”

She adds: “After the warm welcome on stage and the great feedback we received for our ''Real Japanese Gardens' website in November (PechaKucha Tokyo vol. 97), I am thrilled to go back to Tokyo. I hope more Japanese people and foreigners living or traveling in Japan will discover the amazing gardens in Japan."

PechaKucha night is a monthly event in Tokyo’s SuperDeluxe club in Roppongi. The May edition takes place on Wednesday, May 29th 2013. The event starts at 20:20, the tickets are 1.000 Yen.

Note to editors:
Tokyo-based garden designer Keizo Hayano and German garden designer Jenny Feuerpeil write short eBooks about Japanese garden culture on their website They focus on providing authentic, reliable information in combination with a great number of quality pictures at an affordable price. An eBook with 10-15 pages and 40-60 illustrations sells currently for USD 1.95.

Jenny Feuerpeil is a San Francisco-based German garden designer who came to Japan hoping to soak up the essence of Japanese design. After leaving her job at a global IT company, she studied garden design in Chelsea, London and founded the garden design label Dendron Exterior Design (

In 2010, she decided to go to Japan to learn the Japanese garden tradition first hand as an apprentice in a garden maintenance company near Tokyo. Since 2012 she writes e-book about Japanese garden culture for the online garden platform “Real Japanese Gardens.” She loves the rough texture of natural materials, the boldness of stone arrangements and dry landscape gardens.
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