“Sonya Evans and Odaiko Sonora are pleased to join Yume Japanese Gardens for Meditation Drumming. Attendees are welcome to observe, listen or join in the drumming as their spirit moves them. Bachi (drumsticks) will be provided for anyone who wishes to participate.”
Tickets $16 General Admission, $5 members of Yume Gardens, 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Includes entry to the gardens. Yume Gardens is at 2130 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson.
“Be bewitched by the glow of lanterns and candlelight and by haunting recorded Japanese folk melodies played on traditional instruments as you stroll Yume’s paths after dark. Purchase at the door a floating lantern and launch it on our koi pond, an Obon offering to honor your departed with radiant memory.”
Yume Japanese Gardens is at 2130 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson
General admission: $16 adults (purchase tickets at either 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.)
” Now more than ever a refreshing refuge for Tucsonans seeking harmony, hope and healing.Plan to visit the Gardens to enjoy 1,000 Cranes, 1,000 Dreams, our first exhibition of the new season.Timed admission tickets are required for entry. To purchase your ticket or reserve your spot, visit our website at yumegardens.org
Visitors will sense Yume’s commitment to well-being in the first exhibition of its 2020 Fall/Winter season: 1,000 Cranes, 1,000 Dreams is an outdoor display of 1,000 colorful origami cranes made from folded paper and donated by the people of Tucson.
The exhibition draws on the Japanese tradition of Senbazuru, which holds that those who devote time and effort to make origami cranes see their most heartfelt wishes granted. Cranes will be flying from stone lanterns to stone water basins, perching on boulders and flocking on bamboo gates and fences.”
Yume Japanese Gardens opened in Jan. 2013 and is located at 2130 N. Alvernon Way. They were forced to close in mid-March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Senbazuru exhibit starts on October 15 and continues to November 15. Community members were asked to start folding these 1000 cranes on May 6, and completed the project by end of June, 2020, during the pandemic.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Tucson Meet Yourself (TMY) festival is online for performances, and as for food, having several food truck roundup weekends. Schedule below for Japanese culture.
October 8 Mari Kaneta & Suzuyuki-kai traditional dance performances at 1 p.m and 3 p.m. (see website Calendar for online links). Updated with links of the performances below.
October 15 Odaiko Sonora taiko drum performances at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (see website Calendar for online links)
October 10 & 11 Takoyaki balls food booth/truck at Mercado San Agustin, 125 S. Avenida del Convento (west side), 11 to 5 p.m. take out only
October 17 & 18 Takoyaki balls food booth/truck at Cafe Santa Rosa, 2615 S. 6th Avenue (south), 11 to 5 p.m. take out only
October 24 & 25 Takoyaki balls food booth/truck at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1145 E. Ft. Lowell Rd. (central), 11 to 5 p.m. take out only
Tomomi Katz on far left, with her helpers at her Takoyaki Balls food booth, photo courtesy of Steven Meckler for Tucson Meet Yourself
Also, new this year is Lit Up: Traditional Artists on Public Walls on Fridays starting Oct. 2nd to Oct. 23 , from dusk 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Three venues will be lit up at the Aloft Hotel, Tucson City Court, Winterhaven Square. UPDATE: two additional building sites added – PICOR and Kent’s Tools. See TMY website for locations.
Participating for Japanese culture are:
Dance Traditions: Mari Kaneta, Japanese traditional dance
Folk Arts Traditions: Chieko (Chi) Nakano, Origami Akiko Victorson, Japanese Shodo Calligraphy