Shaped by Nature: A Reflective Walk Through SU’s Campus and Kubota Garden

Posted: October 4, 2023

By: Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture

IDI Fall 2023 - Shaped by Nature-1200Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m., lunch included
Led by Dr. Jason M. Wirth, Professor and Department Chair, Philosophy
Tour begins at SU and ends at Seattle's Kubota Garden
Space is limited, register here

Building on the Oct. 19 Artist Lecture “Shaped by Nature” by Fr. Arturo Araujo, this day will cultivate an appreciation of the Japanese spiritual traditions at Seattle University and beyond. The first part of the day will take place on campus and will concentrate on spiritual reflections on the major works of Japanese American art on campus (Kubota’s SU garden installations, Paul Horiuchi’s collages and George Tsutakawa’s 1989 Centennial Fountain).

After a shared lunch, we will reconvene at Kubota Garden for a guided tour of the extraordinary site. The theme of the day will be spiritual reflections on the artistic power of these Japanese American works to heal. It will also be the height of autumn, and the garden will be in its glory. Sponsored by the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture's Interreligious Dialogue Initiative.