Studio Ghibli Summer at the Loft film series from June 22 to September 4, 2022

“Experience the magic of Studio Ghibli on the big screen this summer at The Loft Cinema with weekly screenings of classic films from the legendary Hayao Miyazaki and Goro Miyazaki!”

Every Wed. from June 22 to August 27 at 7:30 p.m., and every Saturday from June 25 to September 3, 2022, at 12 noon, plus one additional showing on Sunday Sept. 4 at 12 noon. See Calendar and Upcoming Movies links for specific dates.

All showing at Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson, Arizona 85716.

For entire schedule of dates and individual movie posters go to our Upcoming Movies page:

Note: The flyer below is incorrect for showings of “My Neighbor Totoro” which is on 8/31, 9/3 and 9/4.

List of eleven Studio Ghibli movies to be shown for this film series:

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind


Howl’s Moving Castle

Porco Rosso

Spirited Away

Castle in the Sky

Princess Mononoke

The Wind Rises

Tales from Earthsea

My Neighbor Totoro

Children’s Day Festival at Yume Japanese Gardens on May 8

“Join us on Sunday, May 8, 2022 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm to celebrate the Japanese national holiday of Children’s Day at Yume Japanese Gardens.

Children’s Day (Kodomo no Hi) falls annually on May 5 when Japanese families celebrate the healthy growth and happiness of their children. This year our Festival will coincide with Mother’s Day. What a wonderful way of celebrating moms and children all together.

The event will feature Taiko Drumming performance by Odaiko Sonora, Kamishibai (“paper play”storytelling, origami, ikebana for children, Japanese crafts, and much more!

Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

The participation in this event will be scheduled in increments of 2 hour per time slot (10:00am-12:00pm OR 12:00pm-2:00pm) to guarantee social distancing to our visitors.”

Advanced ticket reservation is required. This is a limited admission event. Admission Tickets: Adults: $18 – Members: $10 – Children: $6 – Children under 5: Free

For more information, visit or email us at

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Yume Japanese Gardens and Museum of Tucson ( is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, located at 2130 N. Alvernon Way. It features eight examples of classical Japanese landscape design, a replica traditional Japanese cottage, a museum of Japanese art and handicrafts, an art gallery, and gift shop. It also holds seasonal Japanese festivals and classes in Japanese popular arts.

Interdisciplinary Edo workshop at UA ENR2 building on May 6

“Interdisciplinary Edo: Towards an Integrated Approach to Learning & Teaching Early Modern Japan.This workshop seeks to bring together scholars from across the United States, Japan and Europe to think across conventional disciplinary boundaries toward an integrated approach to Japan’s early modern period. By taking historical, religious, literary, art historical, and a variety of other perspectives into account, we hope to create a productive forum for a new, transdisciplinary conversation on political formation, social interaction, and cultural proliferation under the Great Peace of the Tokugawa regime.”

Free & public invited. The beautiful ENR2 Building is at 1064 E. Lowell St. (east of Park Avenue) on UA campus.

Schedule of speakers at: