Posted by Carolyn Sugiyama Classen
UPDATE 2/27/14: Due to reports of a winter storm, both these events have been postponed to Friday April 11, time tba. So check the Yume Japanese Garden website for updates.
Don't miss either of these two great events coming up at the beautiful Yume Japanese Gardens in Tucson:
"Prepare to be enchanted as you transport yourself to the ambience of old Japan with a nighttime stroll through Yume Japanese Gardens by the light of candles and handmade Japanese lanterns. View origami creations (some lit up) representing butterflies, horses, and other animals as you sip several delicious Japanese teas.” There will be different types of Japanese dolls exhibited for Girls Day (coming up on March 3rd), and a 7 tier doll setup will be displayed in the Japanese house (see information below).
“On March 3 Japanese parents honor their daughters by celebrating hinamatsuri or Girls' Day. To mark the event, families display a set of ornamental dolls representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians arrayed in traditional court dress of the ninth to the twelfth centuries, the Heian period. View the sumptuous costumes of a full set of handmade dolls and stay for an origami workshop in which you and your children can learn to make paper dolls as well as horses in this Year of the Horse".
There will be different types of Japanese dolls exhibited for Girls' Day (coming up on March 3rd), and a 7 tier doll setup will be displayed in the Japanese house. Celebrate early on March 1st at Yume gardens, 1 to 3 p.m.
Admission includes origami materials and entrance to the Gardens. Tickets $15 adults, $5 children, buy online at Yume Japanese Gardens website, www.tucsonjapanesegardens.org, 520-332-2928.
And if you're wondering about Boys' Day (now Children's Day), check back for information before May 5, 2014.