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Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture

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Address: 15770 10th Ave, Hanford, CA 93230-9533
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amazing to see something of this quality in Hanford

quiet low key. loved the bonsai collection, the dragon doors doesn't take alot of time but worth the stop

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
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Hanford, California
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Hanford, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

quiet low key. loved the bonsai collection, the dragon doors doesn't take alot of time but worth the stop

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

The Japanese Art and Culture center is very beautiful and informational. It's a little bit of Japan in the middle of the San Joaquin Valley

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

I had the pleasure of volunteering here while in college and got to learn from and make friends with the staff and some of the interns that came to Hanford from all over the world. This wonderful establishment gave me the opportunity to learn about Japanese art, culture and history both through the wonderful staff, the unique library as well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

I am sad to say The Center has closed to the public indefinitely. I had the honor of working there for nearly the past 2 years and I can honestly say it was nothing less than AMAZING! It's a jewel that will surely be missed but not lost. The Clark Collection was donated to Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minnesota... More 

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Oceanside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

This exhibit is closing the summer of 2015, so glad we had the opportunity to see it before it's closed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

Awesome collection of Japanese Art! Has been a gem in this area for many years. It will be missed! The collector/owner is a gracious man. However, as he ages, he cannot take care of it as he once did.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

We enjoyed our visit, especially the Bonsai garden. What a surprising find, amid the almond groves and within smelling distance of a dairy! It's closing for good in summer 2015, so catch it now. The website says a bit more, but it is strange-- and has no address info at all!

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Oakhurst, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

The Clark Center offers a bit of Japan in the heart of California, tucked away among orchards just south of Hanford CA. The center offers surprising traditional architecture, an impressive reference library and a museum/gallery that features quarterly rotating exhibits. The center's unique outdoor Bonsai garden should not be missed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

This is a small museum and research center located on a farm south of Hanford. The grounds have a small library and office building, a small museum which you tour with a guide, and a Zen garden. You can look into Mr. Clark's Japanese garden but you can't enter. There is also a beautiful Bonsai collection that visitors can visit... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Pleasantly surprised to find this cultural museum holding seasonal displays of treasured Japanese Art. The gardens were also a shady respite within the dry surrounding agriculture fields and desolate roads. In front is an interesting walk thru garden display of bonsai trees. There is a pleasant gift shop that sells Japanese incense, art and novelties. The only drawback is that... More 

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