With more than a decade of experience in Vancouver, Yoshihiro Kawasaki is dedicated to
Japanese garden design. He has fulfilled a dream to bring his cultural
heritage abroad. He is very inspired by contemporary designs as well as the
He graduated from Kyoto College of Art in this specialized field, where he
learned theoretical and practical knowledge. Assignments took him to work
in the four Imperial Gardens of Kyoto.
He worked in a team of Japanese landscapers before immigrating to Canada in
1997, when he and his wife & business partner, Dorothy Kennedy established 'Zen
Dorothy brings along her unique creativeness and passion to each project.
She also handles business developments and follow up to provide complete
customer satisfaction. They take time to select quality plants, choosing
hardy and more drought tolerant shrubs & trees as the climate changes.
Sensitivity to ecology ensures the use of indigenous shrubs whenever
practical, as well as the use of Pacific Northwest basalt & brohm for
Each rock is artistically chosen by Yoshi. Commitment to his craft and
dedication to perfection, his work has been recognized with awards and
publications over the past decade. Besides his teaching certificate from the Ohara School of Ikebana , he is
also a western style floral designer.