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

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. Chaboshu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Chaboshu is a Seattle's premier men's tea group which was established to promote public awareness about Japanese tea ceremonial practices for men. The group consists of members from different Chado schools. July's theme for Chaboshu presentation is "Ryo (涼)" which means 'cool'. We will show how Japanese people experienced 'coolness' through tea ceremony in hot summer. Bonus: if you attend the presentation in yukata, you get a surprise gift!

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.

Family Saturday: Kite-Making with the Drachen Foundation
Aug
5
11:00 am11:00

Family Saturday: Kite-Making with the Drachen Foundation

Have you ever seen a koi fly? Join us for a fun Family Saturday kite-making workshop!  

For our Family Saturday in August, the Seattle Japanese Garden will welcome Gregory Kono from the Drachen Foundation for a fun-hands on kite-making workshop. Kono will be showing our visitors how to make mini koi and yakko kites on Saturday, August 5, 11am – 1pm. Join us while the supplies last!

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. Omotesenke-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. Tankokai-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.

Moon Viewing 2017
Sep
9
6:00 pm18:00

Moon Viewing 2017

For one enchanting evening a year, the Seattle Japanese Garden is magically lit up with lanterns and luminaries welcoming the arrival of the full moon in Japanese tradition. Join us for the evening with music, dance and poetry in the garden. Stroll through the garden on a beautiful summer evening will have plenty for your inspirations. Tea ceremonies and bento boxes will be available for additional purchase.

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.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction to Chanoyu-
Sep
24
1:00 pm13:00

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. Chaboshu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Chaboshu is a Seattle's premier men's tea group which was established to promote public awareness about Japanese tea ceremonial practices for men. The group consists of members from different Chado schools. September's theme for Chaboshu presentation is TBD so please make sure to check back this page or their Facebook page (https://m.facebook.com/chaboshu/)!

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.

Tea Ceremony -Introduction to Chanoyu-
Oct
29
1:00 pm13:00

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. Chaboshu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Chaboshu is a Seattle's premier men's tea group which was established to promote public awareness about Japanese tea ceremonial practices for men. The group consists of members from different Chado schools. October's theme for Chaboshu presentation is TBD so please make sure to check back this page or their Facebook page (https://m.facebook.com/chaboshu/)

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-
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.

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
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
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.

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. 

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.

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.

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-
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.