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The main purpose of Yume Japanese Gardens is to put visitors in touch with rich layers of Japanese spirit and culture. As the Gardens mature and growing resources permit, we will be scheduling varied cultural events, festivals, and workshops for members and visitors, ranging from the tea ceremony to exhibits and classes of Japanese flower arranging (ikebana), and calligraphy.

Other offerings will include performances of music on classical Japanese instruments and dancing by performers in traditional dress. And throughout the year there will be opportunities to celebrate calendar events such as Children’s Day, a Japanese national holiday falling on May 5, autumn moon viewing, and the New Year.

11/02/2014 - 10:00am
Before the use of chopsticks became widespread in 8th-century Japan, rice was often rolled into a small ball so that it could be easily picked up. Today musubi (also known as o-nigiri) are often wrapped in seaweed and are such a universal snack that most convenience stores stock musubi with...
10/09/2014 (All day) to 10/12/2014 (All day)
The Ohara School of flower arranging was founded in 1895 and emphasizes seasonal qualities, natural growth processes, and the beauty of natural environments. Worldwide, there are nearly 130,000 Ohara teachers and over one million students. Come see the beauty of the Arizona Chapter's creations...
10/25/2014 - 5:00pm
Every culture has its beloved folk songs, and the Japanese are no exception. The singing duo of Yukihiro Ibuki & Mieko Iventosch will be accompanied on piano by Shiho Takeda in a repertoire of traditional melodies. Admission is $15 for members, $17 for non-members, and $20 at the door. For...
10/21/2014 - 10:00am
Bring your pruning shears and join fourth-generation Kyoto landscaper Takuhiro Yamada for a two-hour workshop on pruning techniques for Japanese black pine. The session runs from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and repeats between 1:00 and 3:00 pm  This is your chance to learn valuable skills from a...
10/01/2014 (All day) to 11/23/2014 (All day)
Kimonos made with exceptional skill from fine materials have long been regarded as great works of textile art, often hand painted, embroidered, or brocaded and sometimes costing thousands of dollars. Join us to view nearly two dozen examples of the traditional Japanese robe, ornamented with...
10/01/2014 - 9:30am
We're reopening for the Fall/Winter 2014 season with many new amenities! We now have a bookstore and gift shop with a wide selection of Japan-related gift items (including bonsai), a patio where you can relax, a redesigned garden entrance, and dedicated space for permanent and rotating exhibits...
05/03/2014 - 1:00pm
Be sure to bring your camera to this festival celebrating the health and happiness of children from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. We've drawn inspiration from Children's Day in Japan (a national holiday) to line up activities that your youngsters will love. Goldfish netting will test their...
04/30/2014 - 7:00pm
We're proud to once again present Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos at the Gardens for a premiere performance of soulful Japanese bamboo flute music. Alcvin's 2013 concert was a sell-out, and little wonder: he is a Dai Shihan ("Grand Master") of the shakuhachi, born and trained in Japan, where...
04/20/2014 - 10:00am
Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson is pleased to announce we will now be offering a traditional Japanese tea ceremony regularly at the gardens! For $8 (plus garden admission) you can participate in a formal tea ceremony, which includes tea and a sweet treat. Join us on Sunday, April 20th, and Saturday...
04/11/2014 - 6:30pm
Prepare to be enchanted as you transport yourself to the ambience of old Japan with a nighttime stroll through Yume Gardens by the light of candles and handmade Japanese lanterns. View origami creations representing butterflies, horses, and other animals as you sip several delicious Japanese teas....

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