Japanese Moon Viewing Celebration
September 23 • 4 – 9 pm
This moonlit event takes place in Shōmu-en, Cheekwood’s Japanese Garden, named “one of the most original Japanese Gardens in North America” by Dr. Kendall H. Brown, author of Quiet Beauty, The Japanese Gardens of North America. In the event of rain, activities will be moved to indoor and covered spaces. Guests can enjoy performances, activities and food reflecting the Japanese o-tsukimi, or autumn moon viewing tradition.The evening activities include a bilingual lantern-lit tour of the Japanese Garden, an open-house style tea ceremony, and authentic kamishibai-style storytelling of Japanese folk tales about the moon. And Cheekwood will even have art and children’s activities including haiku flags, origami, calligraphy, yoyo fishing, and fan making.