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Maple Festival 2018
Oct
4
to Oct 14

Maple Festival 2018

Don't miss the magnificent fall color during the annual Maple Festival. This year, the event starts on Thursday October 4th and lasts for 11 days till Sunday October 14th.

This family-friendly event features nature-inspired craft making, maple tree scavenger hunt, live performances, and other cultural activities. Stay tuned for more details.

The Tateuchi Community Room will be open to visitors to see a special exhibit of Seattle Japanese Garden's Maple Collection made possible in collaboration with the University of Washington's Otis Douglas Hyde Herbarium. 

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Family Saturday: Kite-Making Workshop
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

Family Saturday: Kite-Making Workshop

Mark your calendars for August 11! For this Family Saturday, Greg Kono of the Drachen Foundation will be leading aa fun hands-on kite-making workshop. Mr. Kono will be showing our visitors how to make mini koi and yakko kites from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. And kids enter the garden free all day! Admission to the garden is FREE for children 12 and younger from 10 am to 2pm for Family Saturday.

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Free First Thursday: Wandering and Wondering
Aug
2
3:30 PM15:30

Free First Thursday: Wandering and Wondering

For the August Free First Thursday, Wandering and Wondering returns to Seattle Japanese Garden for its 8th annual Butoh performance! Throughout the three-hour event, you will encounter dancers and musicians dispersed in surprising locations in the garden. Wandering and Wondering is a sensory feast not to be missed. Entry to the garden will be FREE from 3PM until closing. Refreshments provided.

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Haiku Workshop by Michael Welch (Haiku Northwest)
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Haiku Workshop by Michael Welch (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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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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