CHILDREN'S DAY 子供の日 (kodomo no hi)

May 31, 2015 (Sunday)

Seattle Japanese Garden - Children's Day photo

This Japanese national holiday celebrates the happiness of children; embrace the celebration and join in the fun.

FREE Admission for Kids 12 and Under!

Enjoy a spring day in the beautiful garden filled with family-friendly activities. Kids of all ages can experience Japanese cultural traditions through demonstrations, performances, and hands-on activity stations.

Origami - Nature-themed Crafts - Zen play garden - Sumi-e water painting
Aikido demonstration - Iaido sword demonstration
Puppet show - Haiku workshop - Taiko drumming performance - Koi feeding
Guided tours - Scavenger hunt with prizes

12pm Kaze Daiko--Youth Taiko Drumming
1pm Seattle Aikikai--Youth Aikido Demonstration
1:30pm West Cascade Puppet Brigade--'Issunboshi - The Inch High Samurai'. A Modern Telling of an Ancient Japanese Story
2:30pm Seibu Ryu Iai-Battojutsu Demonstration--Iaido Japanese Sword Training

Guided tours will begin at 12:30pm & 2pm.

Please check back for updates on the schedule of events.

This event was generously sponsored by Jeff McLaughlin, in memory of Suzanne McLaughlin.


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