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Free First Thursday April: Fumiko Kimura Haiga Exhibit Opening Reception and Sumi-e Demonstration
Apr
4
4:00 PM16:00

Free First Thursday April: Fumiko Kimura Haiga Exhibit Opening Reception and Sumi-e Demonstration

Fumiko Kimura, a Tacoma-based Japanese-American artist and co-founder of Puget Sound Sumi Artists, will be joining us to demonstrate the Japanese art of sumi-e (ink calligraphy) and discuss her haiga exhibit in the Tateuchi Community Room. Haiga is an art style combining haiku poetry and ink paintings. Her On The Walls haiga exhibit will be on display from April through May 29.

Please join us on Thursday, April 4th for the opening reception and a demonstration by Fumiko Kimura. Entry to the garden is FREE from 1pm to closing for Free First Thursday. Light refreshments provided.

 

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Apr
6
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.

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Family Saturday April: Origami in the Garden
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Family Saturday April: Origami in the Garden

For Family Saturday in April, the Seattle Japanese Garden is hosting Origami in the Garden in the Tateuchi Community Room. The event will be joined by P.A.P.E.R., Puget Area Paperfolding Enthusiasts Roundtable, who will be showing us how to fold spring-themed origami.

Please join us for Origami in the Garden and learn how to make flowers, butterflies, and more!

Entry to the garden will be FREE for youth 12 and younger from 10am to 2pm for Family Saturday.

On The Walls: Haiga Collection by Fumiko Kimura will be on display through May 29, 2019.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Apr
13
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. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Apr
20
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. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Apr
27
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.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Apr
28
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. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Free First Thursday May: Oshibana Demonstration by Norimi Kusanagi
May
2
5:00 PM17:00

Free First Thursday May: Oshibana Demonstration by Norimi Kusanagi

Norimi Kusanagi, a Bainbridge Island resident creates art by arranging the pressed leaves and flower petals to reflect nature’s simple elegance. This technique is called ‘Oshi (press) bana (flower)’ in Japan.

Join us on Thursday, May 2, 5pm – 6:30pm in the Tateuchi Community Room for a demonstration and a hands-on experience with Norimi. Norimi’s original artwork as well as her pressed flower greeting cards and posters will be sold during the event.

Entry to the garden is FREE from 1pm to closing for Free First Thursday. Light refreshments provided.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
May
4
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.

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Family Saturday May: Koi Day
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Family Saturday May: Koi Day

After an adventurous winter of heavy snow and a major pond restoration project, koi at the Seattle Japanese Garden are looking forward to our friendly visitors (and a feast)!

Koi at the Seattle Japanese Garden are awake from their winter hibernation and ready to eat. For our May Family Saturday on May 11th from 11 am to 1 pm, we’ll have free koi food, craft, and Koi Q & A.

FREE admission to all youth 12 and younger from 10 am to 2 pm for Family Saturday.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
May
11
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. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
May
18
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. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
May
25
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.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
May
26
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. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jun
1
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.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jun
8
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. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jun
15
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. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jun
22
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.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jun
23
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. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jul
5
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. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jul
6
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. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

This tea ceremony will occur during our popular summer Tanabata Star Festival! We recommend that you arrive at least a half hour before your tea ceremony begins to guarantee time to park and make your way into the garden.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jul
13
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.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jul
20
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. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jul
27
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.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Jul
28
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. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Aug
3
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.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Aug
10
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. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Aug
17
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. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Aug
23
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. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Aug
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.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Aug
25
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. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Sep
7
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.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Sep
21
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. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Sep
28
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.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Sep
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. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Oct
6
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.

This tea ceremony will be held during our annual Maple Festival! Autumn is a beautiful time to visit the garden, and very popular. We recommend that you arrive at least a half hour before your tea ceremony begins to guarantee time to park and make your way into the garden.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Oct
12
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. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

This tea ceremony will be held during our annual Maple Festival! Autumn is a beautiful time to visit the garden, and very popular. We recommend that you arrive at least a half hour before your tea ceremony begins to guarantee time to park and make your way into the garden.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Oct
13
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. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

This tea ceremony will be held during our annual Maple Festival! Autumn is a beautiful time to visit the garden, and very popular. We recommend that you arrive at least a half hour before your tea ceremony begins to guarantee time to park and make your way into the garden.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Oct
18
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. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Oct
19
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. Omotosenke-ryu will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Omotesenke-ryu is a Seattle-based tea group. Their presentations at Seattle Japanese Garden are "a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together".

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Oct
26
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.

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Tea Ceremony: Introduction to Chanoyu
Oct
27
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. Tankokai will be your host for this 40-minute "Introduction to Chanoyu" experience.

Tankokai, the Seattle chapter of Chado Urasenke, is a membership organization for the Urasenke Chado practitioners. Their mission is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the rich culture and spirit of Japan through the art of Chado, "The Way of Tea".

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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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