Tanabata, or star festival, is being celebrated
at Japanese Garden. During this time of the celestial calendar Vega and Altair,
know in Japan as the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi, meet in the milky way. Guests are
invited to hang wishes on the Garden trees in order that these Gods may show
favour upon them.
The Garden's hosts and hostesses will assist in this activity and other on
your visit to the Garden.
Also featured on July 7th, is a performance by the Minyo Dancers. These folk
dances are beautiful and graceful and typically audience members are invited to
learn a few of the steps.
Guided tours of the Garden are offered at 10:00am, 2:00pm 4:00pm and 6:00pm
Events and Activities:
10:00am - Garden Gate opens
11:00am - Tour of Garden
11:30am - Minyo Dancers
1:00pm to 2:00pm Children's Story telling and Colouring
2:00pm Tour of Garden
4:00pm Tour of Garden
6:00pm Tour of Garden
6:30pm - Final entry to the Garden
7:00pm - Garden is closed to the Public
Located on the corner of 9th Avenue South and Mayor Magrath Drive
(Next to Henderson Lake) in Lethbridge, Alberta - Canada Phone: (403) 328-3511 Fax: (403) 328-0511