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
11am 11:30am Japan America Society of the State of Washington--"Japan in a Suitcase--Taro Goes to Elementary School" Show-and-Tell Presentation of a Day in the Life of a Child in Japan
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
2pm Haiku Northwest--"How to Haiku" Workshop
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.