“Once again Yume Japanese Gardens will be throwing open the doors of Yume Japanese Gardens for a week to the talented adepts of five different schools of Ikebana practice. The result: elegant floral displays throughout our grounds, museum, and art gallery that capture the harmony, discipline, and refinement of traditional Japanese flower arranging.
Our Spring Ikebana Floral Festival has always been among our most-appreciated events. Enjoy 50 signature compositions highlighting the wide breadth of styles in one of Japan’s most cherished art forms. Entry to the festival and all Gardens precincts is $15 for adults and $5 for children under 15, members get in free. February 20th to 28th, 2018.”
UPDATE 2/20/18: “Spring ikebana festival
Due to extreme cold today the gardens will be closed.
However from tomorrow, the flower arrangements will be placed indoors and the gardens will be opened for the remainder of the week.”
Want to sample & eat Japanese food? Watch taiko & dance performances and kendo demonstrations? Learn to fold origami? Draw calligraphy? Learn about origins of manga and anime in Japan?
All this and much, much more at this 2018 New Year’s celebration, the fifth sponsored by our Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition and Odaiko Sonora. Name change from Tucson Mochitsuki to Tucson Japanese Festival last year, so hence it is the 2nd Annual. Performance schedule flyer (updated 1/17/18) below.
Mochi making and pounding from rice will be demonstrated. Join us to learn about Japanese culture in Japan and in the U.S.
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.
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Annual Ikebana Festival at Yume Japanese Gardens,
2130 N. Alvernon Way, Nov. 21 to 26 (except Thanksgving Day Nov. 23):
”A series of workshops in Ikebana – traditional Japanese flower arranging and techniques – extends throughout the Fall/Winter season and is complemented by an Ikebana Festival November 21-26. This bi-annual event is one of the most popular at the Gardens and will feature 50 Japanese floral arrangements from five different schools, arrayed throughout the grounds, the museum and the gallery.” Ikebana Festival: 50 floral displays by five different schools of Japanese flower arranging, arrayed throughout the grounds, museum, and art gallery. Admission of $15 for adults and $5 for children under 15 includes entrance to the entire Gardens.
“Japanese parents so cherish their sons and daughters that in 1948 they set aside the fifth day of every May as a national holiday to celebrate the health and happiness of their youngsters. Children of all ages and persuasions in Tucson will follow suit on Saturday, May 6, at the fourth annual Children’s Day Festival at Yume Japanese Gardens, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson opened in January 2013 as Southern Arizona’s only authentic Japanese gardens. Each May since, the non-profit has attracted hundreds to its Children’s Day Festival, with traditional Japanese wooden toys, goldfish netting, yukata (summer-weight kimonos) for youngsters to wear, and handicrafts, such as origami (paper folding).
New activities this year include showing children how to make bento: box-shaped containers that are universal in Japan for carrying home-packed meals to school or work. Bento kits, assembly lessons, chopsticks, and rice and other food for the boxes will be for sale for $15.