City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor


SUBJECT:   Seattle Japanese Garden Celebrates Kodomo No Hi 2013
5/16/2013  10:35:00 AM

Seattle Japanese Garden Celebrates Kodomo No Hi 2013

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Japanese Garden will honor children during the annual Children’s Day (Kodomo no Hi) celebration on Monday, May 27, from noon to 4 p.m.

Local puppet theatre MIMIBUNKO will present The Red Demon Cried, a Japanese language puppet show for children of all ages at 12:30 and 1:45 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy hands-on craft activities with paper (origami) and opportunities to talk with Washington Park Arboretum Education and Outreach staff and Japanese Garden volunteers.

Children’s Day is a Japanese national holiday that traditionally takes place on May 5, the fifth day of the fifth month. It is a day set aside to respect children’s personalities and to celebrate their happiness. It was designated a national holiday by the Japanese government in 1948.

Please note that Seattle Japanese Garden Annual Passes or Memberships are not applicable during the Children’s Day event. Event admission is $10 for adults, with up to two children free (age 12 and younger) per paying adult, and $5 for each additional child. Event admission for adults without children is $10. Admission for visitors ages 13 -17, senior adults 65 and older, college students with ID, and people with disabilities, is $5.

The Seattle Japanese Garden is located at 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E in Seattle’s Washington Park Arboretum. To contact the Garden, please call 206-684-4725. The Japanese Garden is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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