2023 Annual Haru in the Garden - 'Jump High & Dream Big' - Spring Event Celebrating the Rich Culture of JapanNEW
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Annual Haru in the Garden Event.
"Haru in the Garden" is our annual spring event celebrating the rich culture of Japan. Walk through our paths showcasing various spring holidays, participate in cultural festivities, and immerse yourself in the beauty of Japan.
This year, or theme is "Jump High & Dream Big!" reflecting the year of the rabbit and the aspirations of children during Children's day and Hinamatsuri.
From cultural lectures to stunning displays to exclusive looks within our tea garden, the event offers a range of activities that embody the spirit of spring. Join us to experience the beauty of the season.
March 18th & 19th, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(last admission at 4:30 pm)
About The Garden
As you stroll down our Garden paths, you'll be transported to a world of beauty and tradition, as you take in the stunning displays of various Japanese spring holidays. From the delicate Hina dolls of Hinamatsuri, to the joyful carp flags of Children's Day, each display will transport you to the heart of Japan, giving you a taste of the cultural traditions that embody the spirit of Spring.
Our roji garden will also be open for viewing (normally closed to the public), so that guests can view our stunning Hina doll display within our tea house up close at no additional cost.
The Garden will also be providing numerous activities revolving around Japanese Spring festivals like Children's Day, with arts & crafts booths where guests can make collages and origami or learn how to sculpt kawaii clay miniatures to fun, interactive experiences with authentic Japanese toys.
In addition to these interactive elements, Haru will also be featuring programming from the world-renowned fire museum, Hall of Flame, who will be providing a lecture on Edo period firefighting with pieces from their collection.
Cultural lectures from Japanese Sake brewery Hakushika will be taking place featuring a visiting sommelier from Japan, Shinobi Project will be performing a Ninja show, and various Kimono demonstrations will also be taking place throughout the weekend.
To further enhance your experience, there will also be various food and Japanese goods vendors throughout the Garden, to give you a true taste of Japan. Enjoy Matcha, Mochi Donuts, Kakigori, and Okonomiyaki as you enjoy your visit. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in Japanese Spring festivities and discover the beauty and culture of Japan in the Sonoran Desert.
Saturday, 18 March, 2023
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