Japanese dance performance at Yume Japanese Gardensby Carolyn Classen on Oct. 01, 2013, under Arts, Life
Beautiful, elegant, and traditional Japanese dancing will be performed at the newly re-opened Yume Japanese Gardens, 2130 N. Alvernon Way on Friday October 4, at 6 p.m.
The group performs a style of dance called “Odari” which dates back almost 400 years. The dancers of Suzuyuki-kai wear brightly colored kimonos and carry fans, which add to the beauty of each movement.
The gardens re-opens today with Japanese tea ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. They were closed for the four hot summer months of June through September. Yume Japanese Gardens had officially opened in January, 2013 (click here for photo post). It is located just south of the Tucson Botanical Gardens, east side of Alvernon Way.
More info: tucsonjapanesegardens.org or call (520) 332- 2928.Their new hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. seven days a week, weather permitting. “When you step into the Gardens this season, you will find numerous new plantings and a new Japanese house. The house is a four-tatami (rice floor mat) structure with a decorative alcove or tokonomo for flower arrangements. Such niches and their contents are an essential element of Japanese interior design and are provided for the aesthetic appreciation of guests in one’s home”.