Japanese Moon Viewing - Cheekwood
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Japanese Moon viewing event at Cheekwood Woman doing calligraphy

Otsukimi, the 10th Annual Japanese Moon Viewing festival will take place September 15 in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan and Japan American Society of Tennessee. The afternoon and moonlit evening will feature tea ceremony demonstrations, origami and other hands-on activities, and music and dance celebrating Japanese art, gardens and culture.

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Schedule of Events

Main Stage | Arboretum Lawn

4:30 PM: Kamishibai
5:00 PM: Tea Ceremony
5:30 PM: Kamishibai
6:00 PM: Welcome Ceremony + Kimono Fashion Show
7:00 PM: Tea Ceremony + Kendama Demonstration
7:30 PM: Shamisen Knoxville performance
8:00 PM: Tea Ceremony
8:30 PM: Closing Ceremony with Lily Saito

Blevins Japanese Garden | Meet at garden entrance

4:30 PM: Tour with VP of Gardens Peter Grimaldi (English)
5:30 PM: Bilingual Tour (Japanese and English)
6:30 PM: Tour with VP of Garden Peter Grimaldi (English)

Frist Learning Center Courtyard Events

4:00 PM: Mochi Pounding
5:00 PM: Mochi Pounding

Frist Learning Center Courtyard Activities | 4 – 8 PM

Japanese Calligraphy
Design Your Own Kimono
Rabbit in the Moon activity

Frist Learning Center Great Hall | 4 – 9 PM

Nashville Bonsai Society Display

Food and Vendors

Vendors and Displays | Lot B

Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society (Beginning at 6:30 PM in the Wills Perennial Garden)
JAST (Japan-America Society of Tennessee)
I Go Tokyo
Consulate General of Japan

Food Vendors | Lot B

Egg Drip
Taste of Aloha
ChangKham Sushi
Changnoi Thai Lao Fusion
Bubbled Up Ice Cream & Waffles

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