Enjoy koi at 35th Annual Koi Show




Did you know that koi can live to over 200 years old?  They will outlast us humans in their beauty and tranquility.  Check out the lovely koi pond as well at the new Yume Japanese Gardens, 2130 N. Alvernon Way, www.tucsonjapanesegardens.org, open daily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

koi  pond at Yume Japanese Gardens, taken by Carolyn Classen
koi pond at Yume Japanese Gardens, taken by Carolyn Classen
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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).