Upcoming Events

All events posted by Editor Carolyn Sugiyama Classen

Only flyers/photos posted here, for further info on events go to our SAJCC website Calendar:

For Upcoming Movies, go to separate link: http://www.southernazjapan.org/upcoming-movies/


Japanese Netsuke exhibit at Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures from August 30, 2022 to January 22, 2023



Japanese Culture Classes at 1701 E. Seneca St. from Sept. 24 to Dec. 17

9/24 Sadou (Tea Ceremony)

10/01 Origami

10/22 Kitsuke (Yukata Dressing)

10/29 Kadou (Flower Arranging), Origami

11/05 Sadou  (Tea Ceremony)

12/03 Origami

12/17 Kadou (Flower Arranging)


Bonsai Basics in person 3 part class at Tucson Botanical Gardens on September 25, October 16 and December 4


Yume Japanese Gardens re-opening on October 1, 2022, with 2 exhbiits on Hokkaido photographs and Obi knots (to Dec. 31, 2022)


Japanese performances & food at Tucson Meet Yourself folk festival on October 7 to 9, 2022 at Jacome Plaza in downtown Tucson. See Calendar for info on demo by UA Kyudo & Arizona Kyudo Kai, Suzuyuki Kai dancers, Odaiko Sonora taiko drummers.

Tomomi Katz’s Takoyaki food booth will be there at #35


Citizen/Enemy: Japanese American Internment Camps exhibit at Tucson Desert Art Museum from Oct. 12, 2022 to March 26, 2023


Traditional Japanese concert series on October 13 at Yume Japanese Gardens


Tea Ceremonies at Yume Japanese Gardens on October 23, 2022


Yinyuan/Ingen and his Ōbaku tradition lecture series (October to December) during the fall semester 2022. “Please follow us and select the group Obaku Ingen Events to receive more updates” from Center of Buddhist Studies at UA.


Fall Ikebana Festival at Yume Japanese Gardens from Oct. 27 to Nov. 6


Evenings at Yume: Floating Lanterns on Nov. 4 and 5


Southern Arizona Koi Association annual koi show at Oro Valley Marketplace on Nov. 12 and 13. Friday Nov. 11 is set up day.


Taiko drumming concerts at Yume Japanese Gardens on November 17


Jake Shimabukuro – Christmas in Hawaii concert at Fox Tucson Theatre on Nov. 27


San Jose Taiko at Fox Tucson Theatre on Feb. 2, 2023


Monk to Modernity shakuhachi concerts at Yume Japanese Gardens on Feb. 9, 2023


Duo Chinoiserie concerts at Yume Japanese Gardens on March 9, 2023