A festival welcoming spring …

The premiere Japanese Cultural event of Spring “Haru in the Garden” is back for another year, presented by the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix.

 Experience the colors and sounds of the season while strolling through our entrancingly lit pathways.

 “Kika Shibata” Master Ikebana (Japanese Flower Art) instructor and artist of over 50 years, joins the garden with a special live performance not to be missed.

 Open to the public for this special event, our Tea Garden will be transformed into a dreamland of whimsy by Kika’s displays. The Tea House outer screens will be removed to allow guests to view inside while enjoying hot tea.

 There will also be traditional music throughout, a variety of Asian dishes and food trucks and of course a Japanese bar serving wine, beer, plumb wine and premium sake.

Advance tickets are available for purchase at www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org through Brown Paper Tickets and at the Garden Gift Shop.

Saturday March 25th 2017

6:00p.m. – 9:30p.m. (Doors open at 5:p.m.)

 Advance Tickets:
$20.00 Member / $25.00 General
$5.00 Youth 3 – 12 / Free under 3

Tickets at Gate:
$25.00 Member/$30.00 General
$5.00 Youth 3 – 12 / Free under 3

Location: Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
1125 N. 3rd Ave. Phoenix Arizona 85003

Online Ticket sales will end at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25.

Featured Performing Artists and Schedule;

 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. (Mountain Area) -Shakuhachi (Bamboo Flute)

by Yujin Shokushin

6:30 – 7:15 p.m. (Shachi Area) – Bowl Sounds

by Kenton Knepper

6:30 – 7:15 p.m. (Grass Land Area) – Euphonium

by Ruben Miranda

7:15 – 8:00 p.m. (Grass Land Area) – Ikebana Live Show

by Kika Shibata

8:00 – 8:45 p.m. (Bar Area behind Gift Shop) – Japanese Folk Songs – Acoustic guitar

By Pete Redshaw

8:45 – 9:30 p.m. (Grass Land Area) – Taiko (Japanese Drum)

by Ken Koshio and Kenzoo