Please click on the Calendar link for more information on Japanese cultural events in Southern Arizona
For Upcoming Japanese Movies, go to our separate link: http://www.southernazjapan.org/upcoming-movies/
Tucson Japanese Language School schedule for 2018 to 2019 (ongoing)
“Venture into the Gardens after dusk and immerse yourself in the bewitching glow of candle- and lantern light, accompanied by evocative recorded traditional Japanese melodies played on bamboo flute, thekoto (the 13-stringed national instrument of Japan), and theshamisen, or Japanese lute.
This fall our Enchanted Evenings take place from Thursday, October 25 to Monday, October 29. Stroll Yume’s paths from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, in search of haunting perceptions of a landscape that you can sense, but not readily see. Admission is $15 per person.
Parking for this event is restricted to the lot inside our main gate on North Alvernon Way and to East Justin Lane, one half block south of the Gardens. Parking is NOT permitted on East Hampton Place, immediately north of Yume. If you park on a residential street, please be mindful not to block our neighbors’ driveways.”
2130 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson
Steinway Piano Gala with Jon Nakamatsu at UA Crowder Hall from Oct. 29 to 31
Gila River Monument clean up & remembrance on November 3rd at Gila River Indian reservation
· Hosted by JACL Arizona Chapter
“On Saturday, November 3, 2018, chapter and community members will gather for the autumn Gila River Monument Clean-up. This visit will be marked as a time of remembrance.
This project consists of picking up trash and painting over graffiti. Supplies, such as trash bags, paint, brushes, gloves, as well as water, will be provided. Participants are advised to wear outdoor-appropriate work clothing and footgear.
Participants will assemble at the Casa Blanca Market/Gas Station (2577 Casa Blanca Road, Bapchule, AZ 85121, Exit 175 from the I-10) at 9:00 a.m., prompt. A Gila River Land Use Ordinance Officer will escort us onto the monument site via car caravan. If entering the site, participants are required to provide their names and the description and license plate of their vehicles to the officer. If interested in this project, please submit names and vehicle information to Donna Cheung [firstname.lastname@example.org] or 602-501-3505 by Saturday, October 27. Thank you.
Lunch reception and programming to follow.”
8:00 a.m. Start setting up for the show
Noon-4:00 p.m. Vendor Set-up
2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Fish Registration.
6:30 p.m.-??? Meet the Judges Dinner at the home of John and LaDoris Goudy
November 10, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Fish Registration & Check-in
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Public viewing of Koi, entertainment & vendor displays
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Judging of the Fish.
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Awards Banquet at El Molinito, 10180 N. Oracle
November 11, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Show talk and Breakfast at the home of Patti and David Carlson
9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. Public viewing of exhibits and Vendors
10:00 – Noon Vendor Specials
Noon till done Koi Auction
1:00 p.m. Super Raffle
3:30 p.m. Fish Removal
*****Note: Out of town entrants may request early fish removal but not before 2 p.m.
Enjoy dozens of signature floral compositions highlighting the wide breadth of flower arrangement styles in one of Japan’s most cherished art forms, during our Fall Ikebana Festival.
As we do each autumn, we are again opening the Gardens to the talented adepts of five different schools of Ikebana practice. The result: elegant floral displays throughout our grounds and museum that capture the harmony, discipline, and refinement of traditional Japanese flower arranging.
This year the Fall Festival runs from Tuesday, November 20 to Wednesday, November 28, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, when Yume will be closed. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children under 15.
Be sure to combine your Festival visit with a walk through our newest museum gallery, featuring a permanent display of selections from our collection of more than 200 Ikebana vases and vessels – the largest in the nation. Made of bamboo, bronze, lacquer, clay, and glass, some are more than a century old, others are contemporary; all are carefully designed to complement the Zen-like spirit of the flower arrangements they hold.
Festival parking is available in the lot inside our main gate on North Alvernon Way and on East Justin Lane, one half block south of the Gardens. Please DO NOT park on East Hampton Place, immediately north of Yume.
Yume Gardens is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.