|SUBJECT: Moon Viewing At Japanese Garden Aug. 21|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
7/27/2010 8:57:00 AM
|FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dewey Potter (206) 684-7241
Moon Viewing At Japanese Garden Aug. 21
The Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E, presents an evening of moon viewing (tsukimi no kai) on Saturday, Aug 21, 2010 from 7 to 10 p.m. (the gate will open at 6 p.m.). Enjoy a diverse night of cultural entertainment in honor of the moon:
- A performance by the performers Kogut Butoh will include a rogue samurai and coy geisha wandering through the Garden. Later in the evening, Kogut Butoh will perform an ethereal dance inspired by ukiyo-e (“pictures of the floating world”) images.
- James Jennings, Chigusa Kitai, Marcia Takamura will perform on the koto, a traditional Japanese stringed instrument, and shakuhachi, a Japanese end-blown flute.
- Haiku Northwest will read haiku inspired by the beauty of the moon. Come prepared with a haiku of your own, and enter our Moon Viewing poetry contest! Winning poems will be read during the event and prizes will be awarded.
- View a special appearance by the moon (weather permitting) through telescopes provided by the Seattle Astronomical Society.
- Washington Park Arboretum Education and Outreach Unit will facilitate activities designed to highlight our understanding of the Garden at night.
- Urasenke Foundation Seattle Branch will present a Tsukimi Chakai (Moon Viewing Tea Gathering) at 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. Teas for this event are by $20 (plus $15 event admission) by advance reservation on Brown Paper Tickets.
Tickets, which cost $15, are available through Brown Paper Tickets, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/115619.