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Tag: Seattle Japanese Garden

Maple Viewing Festival at Seattle Japanese Garden on Oct. 12

  Take in the breathtaking sight of maple trees ablaze in fall color at the Seattle Japanese Garden on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, when the garden hosts its annual Maple Viewing Festival. Visitors are invited to enjoy live music, hands-on nature activity stations sponsored by the University of Washington Botanic Garden and Japanese calligraphy demonstrations […]


Seniors admitted FREE to Japanese Garden on Respect for Elders Day

The Seattle Japanese Garden will celebrate Respect for Elders Day on Monday, September 15, 2014. In honor of this Japanese holiday, seniors age 65 and older will receive free admission to the garden. Complimentary guided tours will be available starting at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. on that day. All visitors are welcome […]


Seattle Japanese Garden presents Moon Viewing Sept. 6

From 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, the Seattle Japanese Garden will light up lanterns, luminaries and floating boats to welcome the full moon in keeping with Japanese tradition. The community is invited to this enchanted event that will take place after-hours in the garden. Traditional Japanese dances will be performed by the Fujima Fujimine […]


Celebrate Tanabata with the Seattle Japanese Garden July 6

The Seattle Japanese Garden invites the community to celebrate Tanabata from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 6. The festival is celebrated with magnificent colors and a tradition of writing wishes on colorful paper and attaching them to bamboo shoots. The Tanabata festival celebrates the eighth-century folktale of two star-crossed lovers – literally. Tanabata is based […]


Seattle Japanese Garden Celebrates Kodomo No Hi 2013

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Japanese Garden will honor children during the annual Children’s Day (Kodomo no Hi) celebration on Monday, May 27, from noon to 4 p.m. Local puppet theatre MIMIBUNKO will present The Red Demon Cried, a Japanese language puppet show for children of all ages at 12:30 and 1:45 p.m. Attendees will enjoy […]


Seattle Parks and Recreation announces pilot program to host weddings in the Seattle Japanese Garden

For the first time, the Seattle Japanese Garden will host wedding ceremonies during the summer of 2013 as part of a pilot program. As one of Seattle’s most beautiful locations, the Japanese Garden is perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony in a serene setting. Parks is working in partnership with the Japanese Garden Advisory Council […]


Seattle Parks offers mixed-media photography workshop at Seattle Japanese Garden

Looking to improve your camera and composition skills? This workshop offers exclusive early morning and evening access at the Seattle Japanese Garden when it’s dressed up in its spring finery. Students will learn by doing—shooting, sharing in-class critiques, and sharing results online. Work will be juried for a mixed-media show at the Garden, and students […]


Guides needed for Seattle Parks and Recreation Japanese Garde

The Japanese Garden at Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Washington Park Arboretum has opened applications for training to become a volunteer tour guide. Tour guides will give free guided tours to garden visitors and must learn the techniques of effective guides, elements of the Japanese Garden, Japanese history and culture, and the history and unique features […]


At the Seattle Japanese Garden: Six photographers’ views of the garden

The Seattle Japanese Garden is one of Seattle’s most beautiful and photogenic parks, and Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the public to see a juried show of six photographers’ views of the garden through their own lenses. There will be a public opening of the exhibit on Sunday, October 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. […]


Seattle Japanese Garden presents Moon Viewing (o-tsukimi) on Saturday, September 1; celebration features performances, haiku, moon viewing tea

Enjoy the Seattle Japanese Garden after hours at a Moon Viewing from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 1. During Moon Viewing, the garden is magically lit with lanterns, luminaria and floating boats. In Japan, people hold o-tsukimi or moon viewing festivals to welcome and celebrate the arrival of the full moon. The evening […]