Tea ceremonies on December 4 at Yume Japanese Gardens


A Demonstration

Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm

The Japanese tea ceremony, or chanoyu (translated literally as “hot water for tea”), is a cherished ritual involving the preparation and presentation of powdered green tea in a highly stylized manner.

A host and a guest, wearing traditional Japanese kimono specific to the ceremony, will demonstrate how tea has been prepared, served, and enjoyed in Japan since the 12th century.

We advise that tea won’t be served to our audience due to Covid-19 restrictions.

General admission: $20 per person (includes Gardens admission).

Member admission: $5

Advanced ticket reservation is required.

This is a limited admission event to guarantee social distancing to our guests.

For tickets:
Buy tickets for Tea Ceremony at Yume Japanese Gardens at Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson, Multiple dates and times (tickettailor.com)

Furoshiki workshop on December 4 at Yume Japanese Gardens


A Japanese-style Gift Wrapping Workshop

with Miki Pimienta

Saturday, December 4, 2021

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Just in time for the holidays! Come learn how to wrap your gifts in a Japanese-style with traditional fabric furoshiki.

Price: $25 – all materials included (does not include Gardens admission.

This is a limited admission event to guarantee social distancing to our guests

Advance registration required.


Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro’s “Christmas in Hawaii” concert at the Fox Theatre on Nov. 27

” Ukulele master and jolly ambassador of aloha, JAKE SHIMABUKURO, will bring joy to the world this upcoming 2021 Holiday Season by delivering a special gift for all with the debut of his highly anticipated holiday show, JAKE SHIMABUKURO – CHRISTMAS IN HAWAII.

With only four strings, Jake is a humble master whose mission is to connect and inspire people. Whether one on one or in front of an audience of thousands, Jake shares a deep emotional connection with the listener that is open, magical and transcendent. Jake’s genuine love for people, the spirit of Holidays and his beloved home of Hawaii are at the forefront of JAKE SHIMABUKURO – CHRISTMAS IN HAWAII. It will be a warm welcome of merriment and wonder for the season.

In addition to his signature show favorites, this special show will draw on a vibrant catalog of holiday classics such as We Three Kings, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, O Holy Night, I’ll Be Home For Christmas and selections from his “Jake & Friends” album to be released in November 2021 (Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Jack Johnson, Michael McDonald, Vince Gill & Amy Grant and more).

Along with bassist Jackson Waldoff and special Guests, singer-songwriter, Thunderstorm Artis on vocals and first-call percussionist, Taku Hirano, JAKE SHIMABUKURO will spread good cheer to all with his world-renowned live show in a fun take on the holidays sure to keep spirits bright. Exceptional and spirited JAKE SHIMABUKURO’S CHRISTMAS IN HAWAII is sure to become an eagerly anticipated annual family event.”

Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m. at Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St. Tucson

Tickets: $25 to $42.50:

TRANCEfigurations A Butoh Meditation at Yume Japanese Gardens on Nov. 11 to 13

TRANCEfigurations: A Butoh Meditation 

November 11-12-13, 2021 from 6:15pm to 8:30pm

Yume Japanese Gardens is proud to present, TRANCEfigurations, a meditative butoh experience presented by Funhouse movement theater, directed by Lin Lucas and featuring, Sherry Mulholland, Margaret Evans, Sabrina Geoffrion, Karenne Koo, Keita Tsutsumi, and Lin Lucas. Poetry  by Araceli Montano, Taylor Johnson,  Angelique Galaz with musical soundscape by Calm Whale. Visitors to this unique performance will encounter dancers dispersed throughout the refined splendor of the garden, each engaged in improvisational communion with the sights, sounds, and sensations of the natural environment. Feel the wonder.

A contemporary, avant-garde performance art, butoh is the product of the tumultuous, post-war Japanese experience. A seamless blend of dance, theater, improvisation, German Expressionist dance, and traditional Japanese performing arts, butoh compels both performers and spectators to investigate primal ideas, emotions, and energies bringing the collective unconscious into the light. 

The participation in this event will be scheduled in increments of 1 hour per time slot (6:15pm-7:15pm OR 7:30pm-8:30pm) to guarantee social distancing to our visitors. This is a limited admission event.

Advanced ticket reservation is required.

General admission: $35

Member admission: $25