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!


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.

April 10th, 2014 | No Comments »

Celebrate Spring with Ikebana, Origami, Music & More. All Free!

Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at the Ichimura-Miami Japanese Garden

  • ikebana_200Learn Ikebana, the Japanese Art of Flower arrangement from Grand Master Mieko Kubota.
  • Cosplay fashion show and costume contest.
  • Japanese Music by Ms. Ellen Ogihara on Violin and Yoshiko Taiko Dojo Drummers.
  • Origami Display, (Origami Art piece by Ms. Mina Hosoki)
  • A special Ikebana demonstration and hands-on-workshop for kids will include a free take-home arrangement made by your child.

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  • Japanese speech and skit contest winners from FIU.
  • Uji-kintoki and other flavored ice drink by Oasis Raspados.
  • Children’s Corner featuring authentic Japanese games, origami, calligraphy, and Minnow scooping.

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.

May 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
japanese flying fish

The Famous Flying Fish

It really was a beautiful, cloudless day. Thanks for coming out.

May 14th, 2011 | No Comments »

Gagaku, Japanese Court Music

Gagaku, Japanese Court Music


Gagaku, ancient Japanese court music, entranced the crowd

May 14th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

The traditional Japanese sword

The traditional Japanese sword


The crowd stepped back as the traditional Japanese sword was demonstrated

May 14th, 2011 | No Comments »

Kami Shibai or Paper Theatre

Kami Shibai or Paper Theatre


Kami Shibai or Paper Theatre, was a real hit with children and adults alike

May 14th, 2011 | No Comments »

Martial Arts Demonstration

Martial Arts Demonstration


Talented kids impressed the crowd with their mastery of martial arts

May 14th, 2011 | No Comments »

A tasty lunch

A tasty lunch


All enjoyed a tasty lunch from Lan Pan Asian Cafe

May 14th, 2011 | No Comments »

Japanes Language class

Japanes Language class


Children learned a few words of Japanese Language

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