Kurimoto Japanese Garden Spring Festival
Sunday, June 7, 2015
11 am to 4 pm
Celebrating 25 years of the Kurimoto Garden, a showcase of Japanese culture in a very special spring setting. Martial arts demonstrations, art displays and demos, dance and music performances, children’s games and crafts, authentic Japanese Tea Ceremonies, Japanese food sampling, the Kita no Taiko drummers and more.
In addition to the 25th Anniversary Celebrations, a special ribbon-cutting ceremony will be taking place to commemorate the addition of a charming new structure adjacent to the Ozawa Pavilion Teahouse - the "Ikoi no ba" (a cozy place to relax), constructed through the fundraising efforts of the DBG Friends of the Garden.
Festival activities are free with general admission to the Garden. There is a nominal charge for food and some craft activities.
Garden Season Pass Holders and Friends of the Garden get free admission to this event.
In the event of rain, some outdoor performances and demonstrations may be cancelled or delayed. Tea Ceremonies take place indoors.
Participants for 2015:
Akino Kameyama (Koto - Japanese Lute and Calligraphy)
Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos (Shakuhachi Flute Master) with guest Kisyuu
Bonsai Exhibit (with Les Dowdell)
Edmonton Japanese Community Association Ikebana Club (led by Jean-Marcel Duciaume)
Edmonton Metro Japanese Community School
Gojukai Karate Club
Kefukai Calligraphy Group
Joan King (Chigiri-e)
Marian Preshing (Japanese Embroidery)
Louise Puk (Chigiri-e)
Matsukaze Chonoyu Association (Wind in the Pines Tea Association)
Sushi Wasabi (Japanese Food)
Kita no Taiko Drummers
Washi Chigiri-e Group (Japanese Torn Paper Art)
For more information call (780) 987-3054 ext. 2243.