Evenings at Yume Japanese Gardens on Feb. 16 & 17

  • Friday, February 16 2024 and Saturday, February 17, 2024
  • 6:00 PM to  8:00 PM
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“Come, escape the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary at our first Evenings of the season at Yume Japanese Gardens. 

As the sun sets, watch as the gardens come alive with the soft glow of lanterns, casting a warm and inviting light on the gardens’ pathways. The interplay of shadows and light adds a touch of magic to the already enchanting surroundings.

Let the soulful melodies of the traditional shakuhachi flute transport you to a realm of peace and harmony. The haunting tunes, played by skilled musicians, will resonate through the garden, enhancing the atmosphere with every note.

The symphony of nature and culture will create memories that will linger in your heart forever.

Date & Time:

2/16 and 2/17

6 PM – 8 PM

General Admission: $19

Members: $15

Children 3-15: $5

Advanced ticket reservation is required. This is a limited admission event.Purchase Tickets

Winter Haiku Walk at Yume Japanese Gardens on Feb. 10

  • Saturday, February 10, 2024
  • 12:00 PM to  1:30 PM
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“Escape to the peaceful winter sanctuary of Yume Japanese Gardens for our special Winter Haiku Walk. 

Embrace the seasonal theme of “Rest” as you mindfully meander through the slumbering landscape, observing bare branches reaching towards clear skies while hibernating wildlife nestle down in the stillness. 

Compare the quiet cold to summer’s vibrant greens and lively birdsong while composing reflective haiku on this contemplative stroll. 

Capture the garden’s tranquil dormancy before spring’s renewal. 

Align your words with the theme for the upcoming Tucson Haiku Hike competition and prepare your haiku for submission.

This event will be led by award winning poet, Kenneth Pearson. Kenneth is the digital librarian for The Haiku Foundation and the author of five collections of poetry, including two collections of haiku. He resides in Vail, AZ.”


Saturday, February 10 @ 12pm – 1:30pm


$20 general/$10 Members 

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Manga for Beginners workshops at Yume Japanese Gardens start on Jan. 28, 2024

MANGA FOR BEGINNERS Workshop with Lin Lucas

  • Sun, Jan 28, 202410:00 AM to Sun, Feb 25, 202412:00 PM
  • Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson (map)
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“While Japanese manga share much in common with Western comics and graphic novels, it is a unique and ancient art form dating back to the 13th century!

In our short intro workshop, we will learn about the evolution of manga and explore the fundamentals of character design, story development, page layout, penciling, editing, and inking techniques through fun, challenging exercises designed to inspire creativity and ignite a desire to write and draw stories in modern and classic Japanese styles.

This workshop is a series of 5 classes, held on Sundays, in which fundamental skills and techniques are practiced and applied to projects created by the participants.

About the Artist:

Lin Lucas is a multidisciplinary artist and educator. At age five, he saw Superman flying across his kindergarten lunch box and knew he wanted to be someone who explored the boundaries of possibility. His favorite question is, “What if…?”


Every Sunday

From January 28 through February 25, 2024 from 10am to 12pm

Advance registration required.


General public: $250 (5 classes)
Students: $175 (5 classes)

All materials included (does not include Gardens admission)

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot”

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Shakuhachi Japanese flute workshop & concert on Jan. 27 at Streams in the Desert Lutheran Church

“Two shakuhachi events in Tucson coming up on January 27th! A hands-on workshop introducing the shakuhachi (with James Tong, all are welcome!) and a concert that evening of three players (James Tong, Koryo Yasui, Paul Amiel) in three styles (Myoan, Tozan, and Kinko). We hope to see you there! “

Presented by Empty Bamboo Shakuhachi Circle of Tucson. Tickets $20 for each workshop & concert. See flyers below.