Experience the breathtaking sight of maple trees ablaze in the colors of fall–one of the best times of the year to visit the Seattle Japanese Garden—at the annual Maple Viewing Festival on Sunday, Oct. 11.
From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., visitors are invited to enjoy live entertainment, create nature-inspired prints with artist April Richardson, and try Japanese calligraphy lessons with artist Midori Kono Theil. Kokon Taiko will put on an energetic drumming performance at noon. Fans of samurai swords will not want to miss the live Japanese sword demonstration by instructors of Seibu Ryu Battojustu scheduled at 1:30 p.m.
There will be free tours at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. where guides will provide the garden’s historical information and identify the different species of maple at the garden. [Read more…]