Ryo Sugiyama Joins TomoeArts Board of Directors

Congratulations to Ryo Sugiyama, Curator of Nitobe Memorial Garden, on his appointment to the TomoeArts Board of Directors! TomoeArts is a BC-based dance theatre company that celebrates and promotes Japanese art forms and aesthetics through interdisciplinary workshops and performances.

Nitobe Memorial Garden was established 1959 in honour of Dr. Inazo Nitobe, notably an agriculturalist and a scholar, among his many titles. Dr. Nitobe’s desire to “become a bridge across the Pacific” is reflected in the mix of the garden’s Japanese and native plants. For the past eight years, Sugiyama-san has maintained Nitobe Memorial Garden’s authenticity to Japanese style and symbolism.

“We are extremely pleased with Ryo Sugiyama’s appointment to the TomoeArts Board. This appointment is a reflection of the importance of both the Garden and Sugiyama-san to the community. The University is fortunate to have such a talent leading the Nitobe Garden.” – Patrick Lewis, Director of UBC Botanical Garden

Sugiyama-san graduated from Chiba University’s School of Science and Technology. with a masters degree in environmental science and landscape design. He holds a first level landscape gardening enforcement control technician certificate.

Read the Ubyssey’s full profile on Ryo Sugiyama here

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