May 14th, 2017 | No Comments »

FREE Spring Festival with Tea Ceremony, Ikebana Demo, Martial Arts Demo, Japanese Music, Cosplay Costume Contest & Much More.

Sunday, May 14th, 2017 at the Ichimura-Miami Japanese Garden 10am to 5pm

  • Ikebana Demonstration by Grand Master Mieko Kubota (Kids make arrangement for Mom!)
  • Authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony: Directed by Akihiko Kaji
  • Musical Performances by Ms. Ellen Ogihara, violin & Mr. Anthony Corbo, viola
  • Kendo Demonstration: Presented by the Institute of Budo Studies. Kendo is known as Japanese fencing.
  • Iaido Demonstration: Presented by the Institute of Budo Studies. Iaido is an ancient “Quick Draw” sword art
  • Taiko Drummers, featuring Yoshiko Taiko Dojo
  • Fun and colorful Cosplay Costume Contests

Enjoy Japanese Green (Matcha) Tea and Sweets 10am to 3:00pm, or VIP Authentic Tea Ceremony at noon and 1:30pm. $10 per person. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Browse cool stuff in these pop-up shops:
Nerdling etsy.com/shop/NerdlingArtsNCrafts
Fitness To Cosplay Fitnesstocosplay.com
Open Card Now opencardnow.com
Ai Design Creative Studio facebook.com/AiDesignCreativeCollection/
Bonsai Operations Inc. bonsaioperations.com
Geek Boutique and Oddities facebook.com/geekboutiqueandoddities/
Kawaii Universe KawaiiUniverse.com
Botanical Infusions Botanicalinfusions.org

$10 is for the Tea Ceremony only… all of the rest of the festival is free, food will be for sale.


May is Asian-American Heritage Month in Miami-Dade County. Join the celebration!


September 15th, 2016 | No Comments »

7-5-3 Ceremony, Tea Ceremony, Ikebana demonstration, Cosplay Costume Contest & Much More.

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Sunday, November 13th, 2016 at the Ichimura-Miami Japanese Garden

  • 7-5-3 Ceremony for children
  • Learn Ikebana, the Japanese Art of Flower arrangement from Grand Master Mieko Kubota.
  • Authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony
  • Soran Dance by Palmetto High School Ouendan
  • Cosplay fashion show and costume contest.
  • Japanese Music by Yoshiko Taiko Dojo Drummers.
  • Japanese Paper Theater
  • Children’s Corner featuring authentic Japanese games, origami, calligraphy, and more.
May 1st, 2016 | No Comments »

FREE Spring Festival with Tea Ceremony, Ikebana Demonstration, Music, Cosplay Costume Contest & Much More. All Free!

Sunday, May 8th, 2016 at the Ichimura-Miami Japanese Garden 10am to 5pm

  • Authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstrations ($10) CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS
  • Learn Ikebana, the Japanese Art of Flower arrangement from Grand Master Mieko Kubota.
  • Authentic Japanese violin and viola musicians
  • Cosplay fashion show and costume contest.
  • Japanese Music by Yoshiko Taiko Dojo Drummers.
  • Soran Dance and Japanese High School Ouendan
  • Children’s Corner featuring authentic Japanese games, origami, calligraphy, and more.
April 28th, 2016 | No Comments »

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Join us at the ballpark and receive a special discount on tickets to this game. Come early to join the Japanese Heritage festivities!

SUNDAY, MAY 22 at 1:10PM
FRIENDS OF JAPANESE GARDEN
Miami Marlins VS. Washington Nationals

  • LOWER LEVEL TICKET
  • JAPANESE HERITAGE MARLINS CAP
  • ICHIRO BOBBLEHEAD (FIRST 5,000 FANS WHO ENTER THE BALL PARK)

SPECIAL EVENT PACKAGE

SEAT LOCATION:

BASELINE RESERVED: $30

GROUPS OF 10+ CONTACT: CHEMA SANCHEZ
305.480.1521 | [email protected]

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
Click Here>> MARLINS.COM/FJG <<Click Here

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of Japanese Garden!
Thank you! Please forward this email to your baseball fan friends!

January 4th, 2016 | No Comments »

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Sunday, January 10th, 2016 at the Ichimura-Miami Japanese Garden 10am to 5pm

  • First Authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony performed in Miami-Dade in more than 20 Years
  • Speech by the Consul General of Japan
  • Learn Ikebana, the Japanese Art of Flower arrangement from Grand Master Mieko Kubota.
  • Martial Arts demonstrations
  • Cosplay fashion show and costume contest.
  • Japanese Music by Yoshiko Taiko Dojo Drummers.
  • Children’s Corner featuring authentic Japanese games, origami, calligraphy, and more.

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE. Tickets will be going on sale for the Tea Ceremony. Entrance to the Garden is Free

  • 10:00am Doors open! Children’s Corner open all day.
  • 10:30am Taiko Drumming featuring Yoshiko Taiko Dojo
  • 10:45am KIDZ City Martial Arts Sensei Maria Medina and Sensei Ariel Torres
  • 11:15am Tokubukan Kendo, Sensei Moe Becerra
  • 11:45am Taiko Drumming featuring Yoshiko Taiko Dojo
  • 12:00pm Japanese Tea Ceremony: Demonstration Directed by Souyo Ito
  • 12:30pm Consul General Of Japan, Mr. Ken Okiniwa
  • 12:45pm Ikebana demonstration by Ms. Mieko Kubota, Master
  • 1:15pm Taiko Drumming featuring Yoshiko Taiko Dojo
  • 1:30pm Goju Ryu Miami Kenseikan, Robert Young Sensei
  • 2:00pm Japanese Tea Ceremony: Demonstration Directed by Souyo Ito
  • 2:30pm Bas I Karate, Hanshi Newton James
  • 3:00pm Cosplay Talent Show, Florida Cosplay
  • 4:00pm Cosplay Costume Contest, Florida Cosplay
  • 5:00pm Taiko Drumming featuring Yoshiko Taiko Dojo

This event is made possible with the support of Richo, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, Armstrong Ford, Bird Road Subaru, City of Miami Parks, Jungle Island and Lan Pan Asian Cuisine.

November 4th, 2015 | No Comments »

3-5-7 Ceremony, Ikebana demonstration, Martial Arts, Music, Anime Costume Contest & Much More. All Free!

Miekjo Kubota

Miekjo Kubota

Sunday, November 8th, 2015 at the Ichimura-Miami Japanese Garden

  • 3-5-7 Ceremony for children
  • Learn Ikebana, the Japanese Art of Flower arrangement from Grand Master Mieko Kubota.
  • Japanese Cooking Demonstration by Mr. Katsuaki Kamei
  • Japanese Saori Weaving demonstration by Ms. Kimie Sasaki Dillion
  • Martial Arts demonstrations
  • Cosplay fashion show and costume contest.
  • Japanese Music by Yoshiko Taiko Dojo Drummers.
  • Japanese Paper Theater
  • Children’s Corner featuring authentic Japanese games, origami, calligraphy, and more.

costumed_girls_smThis event is made possible with the support of Richo, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, Armstrong Ford, Bird Road Subaru, City of Miami Parks, Jungle Island and Lan Pan Asian Cuisine.

May 3rd, 2015 | No Comments »

Celebrate Spring with Ikebana, Music & More. All Free! Sunday May 3

ikebana_200• Greeting by the Consulate-General of Japan

• Florida statewide Japanese speech and skit contest winners

• Learn Ikebana, the Japanese Art of Flower arrangement from Grand Master Mieko Kubota.

• Japanese Musical Performance by Ellen Ogihara, violin, Sophie Carldon, violin & Vienna Sa, cello.

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• Cosplay fashion show and costume contest.

• A special Ikebana demonstration and hands-on-workshop for kids will include a free take-home arrangement made by your child.

February 1st, 2015 | No Comments »

Martial Arts, Magic, Music & More. All Free!

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Ichimura-Miami Japanese Garden

FREE FESTIVAL, fun for the entire family! Martial Arts demonstrations. Be amazed by Master Magician!. See an Ikebana demonstration and listen to the exciting Taiko Drummers. All Free!

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Please contact Rick DelVecchio for booth and sponsorship information 305-992-0703

This event is made possible with the support of Ricoh, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, Armstrong Ford, City of Miami Parks, Jungle Island and Lan Pan Asian Cuisine.

January 23rd, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Jade Buddha Returns


January 24th to February 8th at the Ichimura-Miami Japanese Garden
Chakrasamvara Center, the City of Miami and the Asian-American Advisory Board are pleased to announce the arrival of Jade Buddha to South Florida, a magnificent 5-ton precious jade statue which will be on exhibit to the public as part of the 2015 Bodhi Festival at Ichimura Miami-Japan Garden in Miami Beach (Parrot Jungle Island). From January 24 to February 8.

This world-famous sculpture is the main attraction of the World Tour of Universal Peace, a travelling international exhibition promoting spiritual awakening of consciousness and mindfulness in people’s lives.

Bodhi Festival 2015 is an incredible celebration of multicultural dances, a wide variety of organic and international food, and numerous outdoor activities for the entire family

“During the event, festival-goers will enjoy a great journey through 4 international exhibit pavilions: Exhibiting world-famous Jade Buddha, a precious 4-ton pure Jade beautifully sculptured Lady Buddha, a magical jade tiara; and a historical collection of Buddha’s Relics.”

October 25th, 2014 | No Comments »

3-5-7 Ceremony, Ikebana demonstration, Martial Arts, Music, Paper Theater, Anime Costume Contest & More. All Free!

Miekjo Kubota

Miekjo Kubota

Sunday, November 9th, 2014 at the Ichimura-Miami Japanese Garden

  • 3-5-7 Ceremony for children
  • Learn Ikebana, the Japanese Art of Flower arrangement from Grand Master Mieko Kubota.
  • Martial Arts demonstrations
  • Cosplay fashion show and costume contest.
  • Japanese Music by Yoshiko Taiko Dojo Drummers.
  • A special Ikebana demonstration and hands-on-workshop for kids
  • Japanese Paper Theater
  • Children’s Corner featuring authentic Japanese games, origami, calligraphy, and more.

costumed_girls_smThis event is made possible with the support of Richo, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, Armstrong Ford, Bird Road Subaru, City of Miami Parks, Jungle Island and Lan Pan Asian Cuisine.