Photography Member Day
Oct
21
8:00am 8:00am

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.

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Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Oct
21
1:00pm 1:00pm
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.

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

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/)

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Photography Member Day
Nov
2
8:00am 8:00am

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.

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Haiku Workshop by Haiku Northwest
Nov
4
11:00am11:00am

Haiku Workshop by Haiku Northwest

For the last Family Saturday of 2017, we are welcoming back Michael Dylan Welch of Haiku Northwest for a haiku workshop.

Haiku is a traditional form of poetry from Japan. In English, they are typically written in three lines with no titles and include an objective description that suggests a season.

Join us on Saturday November 4, 11am-1pm as Welch brings us into the world of Haiku. Be ready to focus on your five senses and stroll through the Seattle Japanese Garden for inspiration for your poetic expression!

For more information about Haiku Northwest, visit their website, www.haikunorthwest.org

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Photography Member Day
Nov
18
8:00am 8:00am

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.

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Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Oct
14
1:00pm 1:00pm
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.

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Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Oct
12
1:00pm 1:00pm
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.

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Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Oct
7
1:00pm 1:00pm
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.

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Maple Viewing Festival 2017
Oct
5
to Oct 15

Maple Viewing Festival 2017

Autumn is in the air, and colors are starting to show at the Seattle Japanese Garden.

Join us for the breathtaking sight of maple trees in fall colors at the annual Maple Viewing Festival. This family-friendly event features nature-inspired craft making, maple tree scavenger hunt, live performances, and other cultural activities during the 10 days. The event starts on Thursday October 5th.

Tea ceremonies are offered on Saturday October 7th, Thursday October 12th, and Saturday October 14th. Pre-purchased tickets are required for tea ceremonies.

The Tateuchi Community Room will be open to visitors to see a stunning photography exhibit curated by Vashon Island-based photographer Ray Pfortner.

The hours in October are Monday noon – 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday 10am -5pm.

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Photography Member Day
Oct
5
8:00am 8:00am

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.

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

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/)!

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Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Sep
23
1:00pm 1:00pm
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.

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Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Sep
16
1:00pm 1:00pm
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.

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Photography Member Day
Sep
16
8:00am 8:00am

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.

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Moon Viewing 2017
Sep
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

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.

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Free First Thursday: "Impressions of Fall" Photography Exhibit Curated by Ray Pfortner
Sep
7
4:00pm 4:00pm

Free First Thursday: "Impressions of Fall" Photography Exhibit Curated by Ray Pfortner

This September, for our On The Wall exhibit, we will be have the opportunity to display the best of "Fall" collections captured by our Photographer Members and curated by Ray Pfortner.

Join us in the Tateuchi Community Room for our First Thursday opening reception on September 7th at 4pm and get the first look at this exciting collection. Entry to the garden will be free from 3PM until close. Refreshments provided.

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Photography Member Day
Sep
7
8:00am 8:00am

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.

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Tea Ceremony -Introduction to Chanoyu-
Sep
2
1:00pm 1:00pm
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.

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Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Aug
27
1:00pm 1:00pm
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.

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Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Aug
19
1:00pm 1:00pm
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.

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Photography Member Day
Aug
19
8:00am 8:00am

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.

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Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Aug
17
1:00pm 1:00pm
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.

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Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Aug
12
1:00pm 1:00pm
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.

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Tea Ceremony -Introduction to Chanoyu-
Aug
5
1:00pm 1:00pm
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.

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

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!

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Free First Thursday: Wandering and Wondering
Aug
3
4:00pm 4:00pm

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.

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Photography Member Day
Aug
3
8:00am 8:00am

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.

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

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!

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Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Jul
15
1:00pm 1:00pm
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.

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Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Jul
13
1:00pm 1:00pm
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.

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Tea Ceremony -Introduction To Chanoyu-
Jul
9
1:00pm 1:00pm
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.

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Tea Ceremony -Introduction to Chanoyu-
Jul
8
1:00pm 1:00pm
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.

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

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. 

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