From 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, the Seattle Japanese Garden will light up lanterns, luminaries and floating boats to welcome the full moon in keeping with Japanese tradition.
The community is invited to this enchanted event that will take place after-hours in the garden. Traditional Japanese dances will be performed by the Fujima Fujimine Dance Ensemble and music will be played on shakuhachi and koto by James Jennings, Marcia Takamura and Chigusa Kitai.
Evocative movement art will be performed by Kogut Butoh, and Haiku Northwest will host a poetry writing contest.
Visitors can get a special look at the moon through telescopes provided by the Seattle Astronomical Society.
Three tea ceremonies, led by Tankokai, will be held in the Shoseian Teahouse in the garden.
General admission tickets are $15. Admission with a tea ceremony is $25. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/822035.
The Japanese Garden gates will open at 6 p.m. for the event. The garden is located at 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E. For more information, please visit http://www.seattlejapanesegarden.org/moonviewingfestival.html.