Don’t miss beautiful Ikebana flower festival

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Flower Arrangement Festival Flyer

Yume Japanese Gardens opened in January 2013, and will be closed today for Thanksgiving. But starting tomorrow an exquisite,  huge flower festival will take place there for 3 days. 50 arrangements in Japanese style ikebana from 5 schools will be on display.

The gardens are located just south of the Tucson Botanical Gardens on Alvernon Way.  It is accessible by car and Sun Tran bus, route # 11. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

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And Happy Thanksgiving to all. I’m really grateful for this beautiful, serene Japanese garden in Tucson, where we can all appreciate Japanese culture and landscaping. Check out the NEW gift shop with lovely gift items for the upcoming holiday season.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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  1. Exquisite, unique, and lovely flower arrangements at this exhibit — plus you get to walk through the lovely Japanese garden, with a calming koi pond. I saw some very unusual ikebana this morning, with natural and some man made materials. Open today till 4:30 p.m. and all day tomorrow.

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