Free Kadomatsu demo at Yume Japanese Gardens on December 12

“At year’s end, Japanese flank the entrances of their homes and shops with pairs of kadomatsu – arrangements of bamboo and pine boughs – to welcome ancestral spirits and to assure themselves of prosperity in the New Year.

At 1:00 pm on December 12, Yume Executive Director Patricia Deridder will demonstrate how to make these traditional “gate pine” decorations. Attendance is free with regular Gardens admission, and no reservation is needed.”


Adults: $13.00
Seniors (65+): $10.00
Students & Military (w/ID): $9.00
Children 3-15: $6.00
Children 2 and under: Free


Paintings by Ross Iwamoto and Makoto Takigawa at United by Art show opening December 6 at Mexican Consulate

View watercolors by Ross Iwamoto (former SAJCC Director) and local acrylic artist Makoto Takigawa at this upcoming show, opening on December 6 at 7 p.m.

Ross Iwamoto is Sansei, grew up on the island of Molokai in Hawaii.

Makoto Takigawa is from Japan, and got his BFA from San Francisco Art Institute.


The Mexican Consulate in Tucson is located on the NE corner of E. Broadway Blvd. and N.  Alvernon Way, 3915 E. Broadway Blvd.

Fall Ikebana Festival at Yume Japanese Gardens from Nov. 20 to 28

Enjoy dozens of signature floral compositions highlighting the wide breadth of flower arrangement styles in one of Japan’s most cherished art forms, during our Fall Ikebana Festival.

As we do each autumn, we are again opening the Gardens to the talented adepts of five different schools of Ikebana practice. The result: elegant floral displays throughout our grounds and museum that capture the harmony, discipline, and refinement of traditional Japanese flower arranging.

This year the Fall Festival runs from Tuesday, November 20 to Wednesday, November 28, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, when Yume will be closed. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children under 15.

Be sure to combine your Festival visit with a walk through our newest museum gallery, featuring a permanent display of selections from our collection of more than 200 Ikebana vases and vessels – the largest in the nation. Made of bamboo, bronze, lacquer, clay, and glass, some are more than a century old, others are contemporary; all are carefully designed to complement the Zen-like spirit of the flower arrangements they hold.

Festival parking is available in the lot inside our main gate on North Alvernon Way and on East Justin Lane, one half block south of the Gardens. Please DO NOT park on East Hampton Place, immediately north of Yume.

Yume Gardens is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tucson Japanese Meet Up dinner on Nov. 18 at U Like Buffet

TUCSON JAPANESE MEET-UP on Nov. 18 at U Like Buffet

“We are having a party to promote friendship and interaction within our Tucson community. It’s also an excellent opportunity for anyone who is interested in Japanese culture. Let’s enjoy socializing with the people working in different disciplines. You’ll be able to get more information on the volunteer of Tucson Japanese Festival (1/19/2019)Everyone is welcome including newcomers to Tucson.

Date: Sunday,Nov.18th      

Time: 6pm

Location : U-LIKE BUFFET(

 5101 North Oracle Road,TUCSON, AZ. 85704     

Fee:$14 adult(11yrs and over),9(6-10yrs),7(3-5yrs) free under 2yrs

Drink $2.50tip includedPlease give the fee on site.                                                                                                               

Please send the names of all participants prior to Nov.15th to

YukihiroYukiIbuki  yibukijp@gmail.comcell: 520-907-1934

Please feel free to ask any questions. Thank you.


Japanese Association of Tucson

Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition


みなさま いかがお過ごしでしょうか。

ツーソンにお住まいの日本人あるいは日本文化に興味のある方の親睦の場として交流会を下記の通り計画しました。新しくツーソンに来られた方、様々なジャンルの方達と交流を深めて情報交換出来ればと思います。駐在の方、研究者、学生、企業で働く単身赴任の方も大いに歓迎です。来年119日に行われるTucson Japanese Festivalのボランティアに興味がある方の説明会もあります。みなさま、お誘いあわせの上、是非ご参加ください。


日時:1118 (日)午後6


 5101 North Oracle Road,TUCSON, AZ. 85704          

会費: 大人(11歳以上)$14 6-10歳$9 3-5歳$7 2歳以下無料  Drink$ 2.5  チップ含んでいます。当日お店の方が集めます。                        

参加ご希望の方は、1115()までに 伊吹之博

cell: 520-907-1934)までご連絡ください。また何でもご遠慮なくお問い合わせ願います。皆様にお会いできるのを楽しみにしております。”

Japanese Association of Tucson

Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition