September 29, 2010

An exciting Japanese Cultural event in Phoenix

Information provided by Ro Ho En in Phoenix, Arizona 

When: Saturday, October 23, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Ro Ho En, the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, 1125 N. 3 rd Ave. (just north of Roosevelt )
Tickets at Gate Only: $18 for Adults, $10 Youth (6-12), free 5 and under    (Includes entertainment, food, and beverage) 
No advanced tickets sales, No reservations, Tickets limited 
     In Japan, the beauty of the full moon has been cause for celebration for 1,100 years, inspiring autumn nights of food, drink, and poetry under the stars. Now, Phoenix will get a taste of this elegant harvest tradition at Otsukimi, a moonviewing festival to be held at the Japanese Friendship Garden on Saturday, October 23.
     Guests will be able to admire the moon while strolling the peaceful, 3½ acre garden and enjoying a variety of relaxing cultural activities. An outdoor stage will showcase live performances, including taiko drumming and traditional Japanese folk dancing. Guided tours of the tea garden will be offered throughout the evening, and there will be tea ceremony demonstrations as well. Authentic seasonal Japanese foods and a small outdoor market will offer a taste and feel of Japan.
     This event is sponsored by the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization in partnership with the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rebecca - after "chatting" with you on Linkedin, I wanted to check out your blog. It's very interesting - the Asian flair, I like it.

    I did one very brief color post on it you'd might like to see. Here's the long link: