This year, Vegrandis is happily paired with the Museum’s fall exhibit Netsuke and Diminutive Carvings from Japan, and the traditional Tori-no-Ichi (Day of the Rooster) Lucky Rake Festival. In Japan, Tori-no-Ichi is celebrated in November on the Days of the Rooster, which fall every 13 days. Food vendors and colorful market stalls line the streets tempting festival goers with scrumptious delights as paper lanterns light their paths. Lucky rakes festooned with charms symbolizing prosperity and good fortune promise increasing wealth and opportunity in the coming year and are available in a variety of sizes to fit your hopes and dreams.
It’s Tori-no-Ichi, the Day of the Rooster, a glittering celebration of fortune and well-wishes where East meets West in the Arizona desert. Step from your vehicle into the torchlight and the mythic percussion of Odaiko Sonora. Sample a signature “Cock-tail” as the rhythm carries you into a delicious world of incredible food and festive entertainment.
Galleries filled with opportunity await you; with six outstanding eateries serving samples of their wares and live music from jazz to contemporary around every corner. Relax in the Tea House where Japanese fan dancers will whisk away your cares, shop the silent auction for a unique experience or that perfect gift, make a photo memory with an unforgettable friend and take a chance at one of the many games – all the while supporting Sizing Up My World, our initiative to provide a magical museum experience to 2nd graders in Pima County.
The Mini-Time Machine | 4455 East Camp Lowell Drive, Tucson, AZ, 85712 | Phone: 520.881.0606
Might be too late to get $60 tickets by now (both October 15 or 25 deadlines are past), so consider the $75 ticket price as well worth all the fun activities, including a silent auction & raffle. The six restaurants offering their delicacies are: Cafe A La C’Art, Noble Hops, Relish Kitchen & Wine Bar, Ra, Tapas Fusion, and Isabella’s Ice Cream.
This fundraiser is running in conjunction with the lovely fall exhibit Netsuke and Diminutive Carvings of Japan, which will be there till December 8. I posted about the opening of this exhibit in September (click here).