Family Saturday: Tanabata Festival
Jul
1
10:00 am10:00

Family Saturday: Tanabata Festival

Make a wish upon a star (or on bamboo) at Tanabata, Japanese star festival!

The Tanabata Festival is based on the legend of star-crossed lovers who are allowed to reunite for one night on July 7th each year. In Japan, Tanabata is celebrated by decorating bamboo branches with origami ornaments and tanzaku, on which poems or wishes are written. 

On July 1st, for our First Saturday, you are invited to tie your wishes and poems to bamboo sticks in the garden. The event will feature a demonstration by Seibu-Ryu Iai Battojutsu, a local Japanese sword group, and origami-folding lessons from P.A.P.E.R. Origami. The event is from 10 am to 3 pm.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Jul
1
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Photography Member Day
Jul
6
8:00 am08:00

Photography Member Day

Exclusive shoot for photography members! Capture the beauty of the garden before it opens to the public. 

The garden is open exclusively to Photography Members before-hours, and tripods and other equipment not allowed during regular business hours are welcome during this shoot.

To RSVP for this shoot, please contact klaus.goodrum@seattle.gov.

Free First Thursday: Origami in the Garden
Jul
6
5:00 pm17:00

Free First Thursday: Origami in the Garden

Bring your friend and family - Join us for Origami in the Garden!

For Free First Thursday on July 6th, the Seattle Japanese Garden is hosting Origami in the Garden. The Tateuchi Community Room will be open for visitors to experience and learn the traditional art of paper folding. Papers and instructions will be available for visitors from 5pm to 7pm. Entry to the garden will be FREE from 3PM until closing. Refreshments provided. 

Tea Ceremony -Introduction to Chanoyu-
Jul
8
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction to Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Shoseikai-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Jul
9
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Jul
13
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Jul
15
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Photography Member Day
Aug
3
8:00 am08:00

Photography Member Day

Exclusive shoot for photography members! Capture the beauty of the garden before it opens to the public. 

The garden is open exclusively to Photography Members before-hours, and tripods and other equipment not allowed during regular business hours are welcome during this shoot.

To RSVP for this shoot, please contact klaus.goodrum@seattle.gov.

Free First Thursday: Wandering and Wondering
Aug
3
5:00 pm17:00

Free First Thursday: Wandering and Wondering

Feelings and curiosity - Finding a way through or hiding in the garden?


We are pleased to welcome Wandering and Wondering, for their 7th Annual Butoh performance directed by Joan Laage of Kogut Butoh. Visitors will encounter dancers and musicians dispersed in surprising locations throughout the garden. Experience the beauty and tranquility through the performers’ response to all the sensations they encounter in the garden.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction to Chanoyu-
Aug
5
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction to Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Shoseikai-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Aug
12
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Aug
17
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Photography Member Day
Aug
19
8:00 am08:00

Photography Member Day

Exclusive shoot for photography members! Capture the beauty of the garden before it opens to the public. 

The garden is open exclusively to Photography Members before-hours, and tripods and other equipment not allowed during regular business hours are welcome during this shoot.

To RSVP for this shoot, please contact klaus.goodrum@seattle.gov.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Aug
19
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Aug
27
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction to Chanoyu-
Sep
2
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction to Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Shoseikai-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Photography Member Day
Sep
7
8:00 am08:00

Photography Member Day

Exclusive shoot for photography members! Capture the beauty of the garden before it opens to the public. 

The garden is open exclusively to Photography Members before-hours, and tripods and other equipment not allowed during regular business hours are welcome during this shoot.

To RSVP for this shoot, please contact klaus.goodrum@seattle.gov.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Sep
9
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Photography Member Day
Sep
16
8:00 am08:00

Photography Member Day

Exclusive shoot for photography members! Capture the beauty of the garden before it opens to the public. 

The garden is open exclusively to Photography Members before-hours, and tripods and other equipment not allowed during regular business hours are welcome during this shoot.

To RSVP for this shoot, please contact klaus.goodrum@seattle.gov.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Sep
16
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Sep
23
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Photography Member Day
Oct
5
8:00 am08:00

Photography Member Day

Exclusive shoot for photography members! Capture the beauty of the garden before it opens to the public. 

The garden is open exclusively to Photography Members before-hours, and tripods and other equipment not allowed during regular business hours are welcome during this shoot.

To RSVP for this shoot, please contact klaus.goodrum@seattle.gov.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Oct
7
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Oct
12
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Oct
14
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Photography Member Day
Oct
21
8:00 am08:00

Photography Member Day

Exclusive shoot for photography members! Capture the beauty of the garden before it opens to the public. 

The garden is open exclusively to Photography Members before-hours, and tripods and other equipment not allowed during regular business hours are welcome during this shoot.

To RSVP for this shoot, please contact klaus.goodrum@seattle.gov.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Oct
21
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Photography Member Day
Nov
2
8:00 am08:00

Photography Member Day

Exclusive shoot for photography members! Capture the beauty of the garden before it opens to the public. 

The garden is open exclusively to Photography Members before-hours, and tripods and other equipment not allowed during regular business hours are welcome during this shoot.

To RSVP for this shoot, please contact klaus.goodrum@seattle.gov.

Photography Member Day
Nov
18
8:00 am08:00

Photography Member Day

Exclusive shoot for photography members! Capture the beauty of the garden before it opens to the public. 

The garden is open exclusively to Photography Members before-hours, and tripods and other equipment not allowed during regular business hours are welcome during this shoot.

To RSVP for this shoot, please contact klaus.goodrum@seattle.gov.


Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Jun
25
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Photography Member Day
Jun
17
8:00 am08:00

Photography Member Day

Exclusive shoot for photography members! Capture the beauty of the garden before it opens to the public. 

The garden is open exclusively to Photography Members before-hours, and tripods and other equipment not allowed during regular business hours are welcome during this shoot.

To RSVP for this shoot, please contact klaus.goodrum@seattle.gov.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Jun
10
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Jun
8
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Jun
4
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

First Saturday Family Day: Thistle Theatre Presents "The Novice and the Cricket"
Jun
3
11:00 am11:00

First Saturday Family Day: Thistle Theatre Presents "The Novice and the Cricket"

Bunraku is a style of theater that originates in Japan over 300 years ago. 

Bring your family and join us as we experience the ancient art of puppetry through performance of “The Novice and the Cricket 鈴虫” (a scene from “Funny Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling”) by Thistle Theatre. The performance will begin at 11 am, Saturday June 3. Stay after the show to meet the puppeteers and the puppets!

First Thursday: Roosevelt High School Photography
Jun
1
5:00 pm17:00

First Thursday: Roosevelt High School Photography

Experience the Japanese Garden from a fresh and unexpected perspective. 

For our On The Walls summer art exhibit we are featuring stunning photography of the Japanese Garden by Roosevelt High School photography students. Join us in the Tateuchi Community Room on June 1st for our First Thursday opening reception to get the first look at the new exhibit.

Entry to the garden will be free from 3PM until close. Refreshments provided.

Photography Member Day
Jun
1
8:00 am08:00

Photography Member Day

Exclusive shoot for photography members! Capture the beauty of the garden before it opens to the public. 

The garden is open exclusively to Photography Members before-hours, and tripods and other equipment not allowed during regular business hours are welcome during this shoot.

To RSVP for this shoot, please contact klaus.goodrum@seattle.gov.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
May
28
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
May
20
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
May
13
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

First Saturday Family Day: Koi Day
May
6
10:00 am10:00

First Saturday Family Day: Koi Day

Our fishy friends have awoken from their winter hibernation, and they are hungry!

The koi in the Seattle Japanese Garden are awake from their winter hibernation, and ready to eat! On Saturday, May 6th, join us for the first day of koi-feeding in 2017

Photography Member Day
May
4
8:00 am08:00

Photography Member Day

Exclusive shoot for photography members! Capture the beauty of the garden before it opens to the public. 

The garden is open exclusively to Photography Members before-hours, and tripods and other equipment not allowed during regular business hours are welcome during this shoot.

To RSVP for this shoot, please contact klaus.goodrum@seattle.gov.

Tea Ceremony-Introduction to Chanoyu-
Apr
30
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony-Introduction to Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Photography Member Day
Apr
23
8:00 am08:00

Photography Member Day

Exclusive shoot for photography members! Capture the beauty of the garden before it opens to the public. 

The garden is open exclusively to Photography Members before-hours, and tripods and other equipment not allowed during regular business hours are welcome during this shoot.

To RSVP for this shoot, please contact klaus.goodrum@seattle.gov.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction to Chanoyu-
Apr
22
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction to Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.

 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction to Chanoyu-
Apr
15
1:00 pm13:00
Tea

Tea Ceremony -Introduction to Chanoyu-

Practiced in Japan for centuries, the art of tea ceremony --also called Chado, or The Way of Tea-- is imbued with harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. 

Our Shoseian Tea house offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience tea ceremony in a traditional roji garden setting. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

First Thursday “Ichi-Go Ichi-e一期一会” Art Exhibit
Apr
6
5:00 pm17:00

First Thursday “Ichi-Go Ichi-e一期一会” Art Exhibit

On Thursday, April 6th the Seattle Japanese Garden will host an artist reception in the Tateuchi Community Room for its current art exhibit ICHI-GO ICHI-E一期一会 by local artist Season Yoshida. The saying Ichi-go Ichi-e 一期一会 means "one place, one time" in Japanese. It perfectly captures how no two visits to this garden are ever the same.

 The Seattle Japanese Garden will have free general entry on April 6th from 3 p.m. until close as part of free First Thursdays.

 

Photography Member Day
Apr
6
8:00 am08:00

Photography Member Day

Exclusive shoot for photography members! Capture the beauty of the garden before it opens to the public. 

The garden is open exclusively to Photography Members before-hours, and tripods and other equipment not allowed during regular business hours are welcome during this shoot.

To RSVP for this shoot, please contact klaus.goodrum@seattle.gov.

Niwashi Volunteer Orientation
Mar
20
9:00 am09:00

Niwashi Volunteer Orientation

Under the supervision of our Senior Gardener, members of the Niwashi Volunteer Program get hands-on in our garden. They beautify the moss beds, sweep the gravel paths, and undertake a variety of seasonal maintenance tasks. Program participants receive a unique opportunity to learn firsthand what goes into maintaining a Japanese Garden.

Join us for a two-hour orientation to this volunteer program, where we'll go over what you can expect to give and receive from being a Niwashi volunteer for our garden.

First Viewing
Mar
5
11:00 am11:00

First Viewing

Join us for First Viewing, a re-opening event welcoming the general public inside the gates for the 2017 season.

*Advance purchase tickets or Annual Passes are required for guaranteed entry to the Shinto Blessing ceremony.

First Viewing begins with the dramatic flair of a Shinto blessing at 11 a.m. A Shinto blessing is a formal ceremony that's been conducted in Japan since ancient times. The blessing will usher in auspicious ki –life energy– for a successful new year and will be conducted by Reverend Koichi Barrish of Tsubaki Grand Shrine in Granite Falls, WA.

Guides will be available to give complimentary tours of the Garden, deepening the experience of strolling the garden by sharing insights on the garden’s history, design and spiritual principles. The 45-minute tours begin at the ticket booth starting at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

The Tateuchi Community Room will also have its doors open to the public. Visitors can enjoy a cup of tea while taking in the ICHI-GO ICHI-E digital painting exhibit by local artist Season Yoshida.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

11am Greetings in Courtyard
11:15am Ceremonial Opening of the Gates
11:20am Shinto blessing ceremony by Rev. Koichi Barrish
noon ICHI-GO ICHI-E exhibit open in the Tateuchi Community Room
12:30pm Guided tour
1:30pm Guided tour

Photography Member Day
Mar
2
8:00 am08:00

Photography Member Day

Join us for the first Photography Member day of 2017! Capture the abundant varieties of camellia in bloom, and vistas only available before the new leaves unfurl. The garden is open exclusively to Photography Members before-hours, and tripods and other equipment not allowed during regular business hours are welcome during this shoot.

You must be a Photography Member to attend. To RSVP for this shoot,  or to inquire about purchasing a Photography Membership, please contact elizabeth.stokely@seattle.gov.

Photo: Aurora Santiago

Photo: Aurora Santiago

Introduction to Ikebana
Feb
17
1:00 pm13:00

Introduction to Ikebana

Visit us just prior to the March reopening of the garden to enjoy the art of Ikebana. This 3-part introductory Sogetsu curriculum will introduce students to principles of space, balance, color as they learn to manipulate materials and create elegant arrangements of their own. Instruction on February 17, 24 and March 3.

The class is offered through Seattle Parks and Recreation. Please visit the Seattle Parks and Recreation website to register. The class barcode is 155428.

Photo: Fanny Yau

Photo: Fanny Yau

Last open day of 2016
Nov
30
10:00 am10:00

Last open day of 2016

The garden is open one last day in 2016 before the annual maintenance closure. Enjoy a tranquil walk in the early winter garden, and visit the "Impressions of Autumn" photo exhibit before it closes.

Wandering & Wondering
Aug
21
12:00 pm12:00

Wandering & Wondering

Experience the beauty and tranquility of the garden in a unique way.

Over a three-hour period, visitors to the garden will encounter dancers and musicians dispersed in surprising locations throughout the garden as the performers engage in a minute-by-minute response to all the scents, sounds, sights and sensations of the garden. This annual summer event is directed by Joan Laage, director of Kogut Butoh.

Garden Party
Jul
29
6:00 pm18:00

Garden Party

The Garden Party is the premier event of the season at the Seattle Japanese Garden.

GARDEN PARTY 2016 ~AN EVENING FOR THE SENSES~

The Japanese Garden is designed to awaken all five senses. 

Savor premium sake, craft wines, and a mouthwatering spread of traditional Japanese summer cuisine...
Be transported by the ethereal sound of harp and bamboo flute as it floats across the pond...
Glimpse dancers in kimono on the gravel paths, gliding alongside regal pines and moss-covered hills... 
Feel a gentle wind, and catch the scent of a nearby flowering branch as you stroll through the haiku art walk...

Described as the "Best Kept Secret in Seattle," this is one summer evening event you won't want to miss.

>>BUY TICKETS HERE<< 

Sponsored by Prentice Bloedel Arboretum Unit 86

Sake tasting provided by Otokoyama Brewers of Japan
Local craft wine from JM Cellars
Catering by I Love Sushi

Performances by Gary StroutsosMonica Schley, and Kaoru Okumura

Special thanks to Japan Prestige Sake and Vinum Importing

Tickets: $75, includes food, drinks and entertainment.

All proceeds go to benefit our beloved garden.

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY AT gardenparty2016.bpt.me

#gardenparty2016