Moon Viewing

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Moon Viewing

Seattle Japanese Garden

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

The Japanese Garden Advisory Council and Seattle Parks and Recreation, with the support of Arboretum Unit-86, Urasenke Foundation Seattle Branch, and Seattle Astronomical Society presents Moon Viewing on Saturday August 1 from 7-10 p.m.

Bonnie Soshin Mitchell and members of Urasenke Foundation Seattle Branch will present Tsukimi Chakai, or Moon Viewing Tea Gathering, at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in the Shoseian Tea House.

Performances will include Japanese Dance by the Fujima Dance
Ensemble, Shinobue (Transverse Japanese bamboo Flute) performed by Yasuko Honjo Harris, “Taketori Monogatari” performed by Naho Shioya and William Satake Blauvelt (of Aono Jikken Ensemble); traditional Okinawan music by Mako and Munjuru; and a performance of classical and contemporary Japanese Music by Marcia Takemura, Chigusa Kitai and James Jennings.

Members of the Seattle Astronomical Society will be present to provide a closer view of the Moon through their telescopes (weather permitting). They will also provide education and answer questions and about the moon and astronomy in general.

Parking is limited on site. Please car pool, use public transportation or ride your bike. Additional parking and shuttle service, operated by First Student school bus, will be available at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) lot located 2700 24th Ave E Seattle, WA 98112-2031.

The Garden will close in preparation for the event at 4 p.m. Gates will re-open at 6 p.m.

We suggest you dress appropriately for a cool evening and bring
a flashlight, mosquito repellant, and a blanket or beach style chairs.

Event Admission is $15, available in advance at

and at the gate the night of the event.

Tea Tickets are $20, but available only by advance reservation on Brown Paper Tickets

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