1966 - Katsuo Saito Visits the U.S. and Consults with Bartschi
In an effort to increase the legitimacy of his gardens, Arnold Bartschi consults with Katsuo Saito during a visit to America. Saito agrees to help plan some expansions, including tea houses, pavilions, and stepping stone paths. Saito is one of the most renowned garden artists of his day and his involvement is considered a victory for Bartschi.
Saito would visit again in 1969 to help put some of his ideas into place.
Elsewhere, Hiroshi Makita visits the United States for the first time on business.
Source: Architectural Digest