Wa-Shin-An, which translates literally as “Peace-Mind-House,” is a traditional Japanese meditation garden and teahouse, built through the generosity of alumnae and friends of Mount Holyoke College. Designed to present the universe in miniature — but a universe tranquilized and cleansed — it offers a refuge from the distraction of our lives, a place to cultivate the silence of the heart.

Lotus and Dragonfly. Juzan.

The East Asian Art Collection at The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum contains Chinese and Japanese prints, Chinese scrolls, and Chinese art, and an important collection of sculpture and ceramics.