Celebrate the Japanese national holiday kodomo no hi (Chidren’s Day) at the Seattle Japanese Garden on Monday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors to the garden will experience Japanese culture, live performances and a variety of hands-on activities in a spectacular garden setting.
Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to enjoy storytelling about little Kunoichi, a young ninja girl; a thrilling Japanese sword demonstration; origami making; nature-themed crafts; an Aikido demonstration with audience participation; raking miniature Zen gardens; a scavenger hunt with prizes, and more. Best of all, children will be invited to feed the koi fish in the pond.
Complimentary guided tours for those who want to learn more about Japanese culture and history will be offered starting at 12:30 p.m.
Admission is free for all children age 12 and under. Ticket prices for adults 18 to 64 are $6; tickets for youth 13 to 17, seniors age 65 and older, and students with ID are $4. Annual passes are accepted for this event.
The Seattle Japanese Garden is located at 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. S. For more information, including the exact times of the performances, visit www.seattlejapanesegarden.org.