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Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture - CLOSED

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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... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Robin B
Hanford, California
Experience a little of Japan in the Central Valley

The Japanese Art and Culture center is very beautiful and informational. It's a little bit of... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2015
Hanford, California
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12 Sep 2016
“amazing to see something of this quality in Hanford”
28 Oct 2015
“Experience a little of Japan in the Central Valley”
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15770 10th Ave, Hanford, CA 93230-9533
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

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

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Robin B
Reviewed 28 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

Date of experience: May 2015
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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...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank Threeeee
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...More

Date of experience: June 2015
3  Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 25 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.

Thank TravelinNat
Reviewed 18 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.

Date of experience: March 2014
1  Thank Edward B
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...More

Date of experience: November 2014
2  Thank heypeggy
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...More

Date of experience: November 2013
1  Thank galwest1
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...More

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank wguterbock
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...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank lorilovely
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