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  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC-04:00)
  • Peck Center For Adult Enrichment


  • under age 60
  • 60+

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“FLEETING IMPRESSIONS OF JAPANESE GARDENS AND CULTURE” Wednesday, September 18 Susan and Pete Escherich will share pictures and stories of their trip to Japan last December, one of the most beautiful times of year there. From Tokyo, to the thermal resort area of Hakone near Mt. Fujiyama, via bullet train to the northern metropolis of Kanazawa, and ending up in the early capitol of Kyoto, they visited sites both ancient and modern, from serene gardens to state-of-the-art light shows and futuristic architecture. The trip included visits to historic thatched peasant villages, magnificent Buddhist and Shinto temples, elegant castles and gardens of the samurai and the Emperor, as well as a visit to a modern family, who shared the tea ceremony and calligraphy. The trip was a feast for all the senses, with many warm interactions with the hospitable Japanese, including Buddhist monks, Sumo wrestlers and an apprentice Geisha. The Escherichs look forward to sharing it with you!

BLC and the Peck Center for Adult Enrichment continue a collaboration to offer more opportunities to travel the world without leaving town! We continue with outstanding presentations on different areas of our beautiful earth. Most presentations will take place on Wednesday afternoons, please note day and dates next to title, from 1:00-2:00 PM, at the Peck Center for Adult Enrichment, where refreshments will be served at each illustrated lecture. Additional programs will be offered in the fall term. FEE for Each Session: $10 per adult/$5 senior citizen rate. Cash or check payable to Town of Barrington may be mailed to BLC OR delivered to either the BLC office or the Peck Center for Adult Enrichment.  Pre-registration is requested, but not required. 

Barrington Learning Center
Town of Barrington
283 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806
401-247-1900 X 381

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