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Gardens of the Mughal Empire (Website)  Search this
Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden (Documentary film : 1992)  Search this
Gardens of the Mughal Empire (Proposed documentary film)  Search this
Hiller, John W  Search this
Johnson, Paul B  Search this
Murayama, Toshio  Search this
Schneider, Laura T  Search this
Domon Ken Kinenkan  Search this
Kajima Kensetsu Kabushiki Kaisha  Search this
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Sogetsu Hall (Tokyo, Japan)  Search this
Katsura Rikyū (Kyoto, Japan)  Search this
Saihōji (Kyoto, Japan)  Search this
Physical description:
11.3 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (15 11x17 D1 videocases)
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Shalamar Garden (Lahore, Pakistan)
South Asia
Tenryū-shi (Japan)
1990-1992, 1998
Electronic List in accession file.
Item List in accession file.
For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.
By production
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden." This video was produced in 1992 by Executive Producers Paul B. Johnson and Toshio Murayama, Senior Producer Laura T. Schneider, and Co-producer John W. Hiller in association with Kajima Kensetsu Kabushiki Kaisha and presented by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. The video allows viewers to experience the secrets of Japanese gardens and their influence on Japanese society today and features both traditional and contemporary Japanese gardens including those of the legendary Moss Temple of Saihoji, Katsura Imperial Villa (Katsura Rikyu), Tenryu-shi, the Ken Domon Museum of Photography (Domon Ken Kinenkan), and Sogetsu Hall. The video won an Emmy. Materials include interpositives, mixes, masters, sound reels, interviews, film transfers, dubs, edited master, and related materials. Also included are camera rolls for "Gardens of the Mughal Empire," a proposed video that evolved into an interactive on-line exhibition ( that recreates and studies the Shalamar Gardens of Lahore, Pakistan and in India and the rest of South Asia in their cultural contexts.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Exhibitions  Search this
Gardens  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Flower arrangement, Japanese--Sōgetsu school  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 06-277
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details
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Productions 1938-2009 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives