Enjoy live music, art installations, and special insider access to their gardening and tea traditions.
The celebration will take place on Saturday, November 19, during normal admission hours for all-day entertainment.
Schedule of the celebration
9:10 am – Ken Koshio & Kenzoo
Ken Koshio & Kenzoo will give a performance to kick off the celebration at the main entrance.
10:00 am – Naoko
Naoko will be performing on the shamisen in the Shachi area (near the tea house and waterfall)
10:30 am – Jin Sokushin
Jin Sokushin will perform on Shakuhachi (bamboo flute) in our Shachi Area.
11:15 – Dr. James Basking
Dr. Basking will be given a special lecture in the grasslands area. His area of academic research is Japanese Buddhism and culture.
12:30 pm – Fushicho Daiko
Fushicho Daiko will give an exciting Taiko Drumming performance near the main entrance.
1:00 pm – Ted Niko
Ted Niko will be performing the Niko in the Shachi area.
1:15 pm – Ben Schrepf
The garden curator Ben Schrepf will give a special 20th-anniversary lecture in the grassland area. He was trained in Japan and America as an apprentice of master Japanese pine pruner John Powell.
Outdoor Tea Service
Buy separate tickets to join an exclusive outdoor Tea Ceremony in their workshop area. Guests will get to experience Chanoyu in the garden as well as learn the processes of the Urasenke-style Tea Ceremony taught by Tankokai.
Important: This experience is offered to guests ages 18+ due to the delicate nature of the teaware, and additional purchase for Garden Admission is required.
You can find more information here.
When: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Where: Japanese Friendship Garden
Admission: Adult $10
Featured image by Japanese Friendship Garden Phoenix @jfgphx