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Cultural Demonstrations

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).

  • Demonstration of Sado: The Way of Tea

    About: Observe Japanese sado, an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties.
    Dates: Saturday, October 25, 2014
    Saturday, November 15, 2014
    Saturday, February 14, 2015
    Saturday, March 21, 2015
    Saturday, April 11, 2015
    Saturday, May 16, 2015
    Saturday, June 20, 2015

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  • Kimono Culture Demonstration

    About: 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)

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  • Koto Demonstration

    About: 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

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