Tea/Silk/Gold: The Enduring Legend of America’s First Japanese Colony

March 10 - May 29, 2017


Wakamatsu Farm 1869 – 1871 and Japanese Woodblock Prints 1931 - 1957


Public Event: Saturday, April 22 at 1 pm.

Japanese Ikebana Floral Arrangement Demonstration by Natasha Liu, Jan Goehring, Ellen Nishimura, and Julie Fong from Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter #26.

Flowers Generously Provided by Placerville Flowers on Main


An exhibition of Japanese arts and culture that celebrates Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm, the first Japanese settlement in North America as colonists fled shogun-era violence in mid-19th century Japan. Includes a special collection of Japanese woodblock prints from the period 1931 to 1957, lent by Charles Downs, AIA, and never before seen by the public. In partnership with the American River Conservancy.