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2017 Seattle Japanese Garden First Viewing | Ichi-go Ichi-e Digital Painting Exhibit, Traditional Shinto Blessing

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Seattle Japanese Garden celebrates First Viewing March 5, a re-opening event welcoming the general public inside the gates for the first time in 2017.



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From website:
First Viewing Japanese GardenSeattle Japanese Garden First Viewing
March 5, 2017
11a-5p | All Ages
More info: seattlejapanesegarden.org

Japanese Garden
1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, Washington 98112
(206) 684-4725

Join us for First Viewing, a re-opening event welcoming the general public inside the gates for the 2017 season.

First Viewing begins with the dramatic flair of a Shinto blessing at 11 a.m. A Shinto blessing is a formal ceremony that’s been conducted in Japan since ancient times. The blessing will usher in auspicious ki –life energy– for a successful new year and will be conducted by Reverend Koichi Barrish of Tsubaki Grand Shrine in Granite Falls, WA.

Guides will be available to give complimentary tours of the Garden, deepening the experience of strolling the garden by sharing insights on the garden’s history, design and spiritual principles. The 45-minute tours begin at the ticket booth starting at 12:30 and 2 p.m.

The Tateuchi Community Room will also have its doors open to the public. Visitors can enjoy a cup of tea while taking in the Ichi-go Ichi-e digital painting exhibit by local artist Season Yoshida.

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