Seattle Japanese Garden Moon Viewing Festival

August 19, 2015 7:48am
Moon Viewing, 2012 Japanese Garden, Seattle, WA

Moon Viewing, 2012
Japanese Garden, Seattle, WA

While its not at Green Lake, this event caught our eye. The Seattle Japanese Garden is hosting its annual Moon Viewing Festival Saturday, Aug. 29. That night the garden is lit up with lanterns, luminaries and floating boats on the pond welcoming the arrival of the full moon in Japanese tradition.

During o-tsukimi –the Japanese word for moon viewing, several events will occur, including live music, three tsukimi-chakai Urasenke-style tea ceremonies led by Tankokai Seattle, a haiku writing contest sponsored by Haiku Northwest and moon viewing through telescopes, courtesy of Seattle Astronomical Society.

Guests can opt to pre-purchase a deluxe bento dinner along with event admission. General admission tickets are $15. Admission with tea ceremony is $25. Tickets can be purchased in advance at This event has sold out prior to the event date in past years and tickets are not sold at the door. Annual passes are not accepted for admission to this event. The Japanese Garden gates, which will close to the general public at 4 p.m. on Aug. 29, will reopen to ticket holders only at 6 p.m.

The garden is located at 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E.

When: Saturday August 29, 7-10 p.m.

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