On January 15, 2013 Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson formally opened its doors to showcase a beautiful, tranquil Japanese Garden in the Southwest desert of Tucson, Arizona. Celebrate it’s 5th anniversary on Sat. January 13, 2018. “Yume” means dream in Japanese, which it was as the creation by Owner/E.D. Patricia Deridder, who lived in Japan for 15 years.
Odaiko Sonora, Tucson’s taiko drumming group (pictured below), will be performing at 1:30 and 3 p.m. UPDATE: Schedule below.
“Yume turns five in January, and we’re throwing a party!
Visit the Gardens on January 13 for a full day of festivities, including demonstrations of ikebana, or traditional Japanese flower arranging, and of origami, the Japanese art of folding paper to create three-dimensional figures. Musical performances will range from traditional melodies played on shakuhachi (bamboo flute) to a recital of Japanese folk songs and thunderous taiko drumming by Odaiko Sonora, southern Arizona’s premier Japanese drumming ensemble. Japanese food will also be available for purchase.
The fun begins at 10:00 am and continues to 4:30 pm. Admission is $15 for adults and $7 for children under 15. You can buy tickets at the door, or by calling (520) 272-3200. You may also purchase tickets on line: click on “Events” on the homepage of this website and then click on “Buy Tickets.” All tickets are non-refundable.
As a courtesy to our neighbors, please avoid parking on East Hampton Place (the street bounding the north side of the Gardens), so as not to disrupt local traffic.”