Experience Japanese culture in our live demonstrations on select Saturdays throughout the season. Each demonstration offers our visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in Japanese culture. Enjoy sado (tea ceremony), koto (a traditional stringed instrument) and kitsuke (kimono culture).
Kimono Culture DemonstrationAbout: Observe how to properly wear a kimono and learn about the versatility of this iconic garment.Dates: Saturday, December 13, 2014 (Casual Kimono)Saturday, January 17, 2015 (Formal Kimono)
Demonstration of Sado: The Way of TeaAbout: Observe Japanese sado, an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties.Dates: Saturday, October 25, 2014Saturday, November 15, 2014Saturday, February 14, 2015Saturday, March 21, 2015Saturday, April 11, 2015Saturday, May 16, 2015Saturday, June 20, 2015
Koto DemonstrationAbout: Learn the fascinating history of this exquisite stringed instrument, and listen to its captivating and tranquil sounds demonstrated by koto teacher, Mrs. Yoshiko Carlton.Date: February 21, 2015