Bonsai at the Garden
Beautiful displays and workshops with the Memphis Bonsai Society.
Japanese Cultural Activities provided by Japan Outreach Initiative and Students of the Japanese Program at the University of Memphis and Memphis Botanic Garden
Kamishibai storytelling, calligraphy, origami, Japanese toys and paper airplanes
Fun and interesting lectures and workshops about Japan and Japanese culture.
Goldfish Scooping with the University of Central Arkansas Japanese Club
Scoop goldfish from a pool with a paper scooper called a “poi”. Requiring care and speed, the game is over when the poi is broken.
Martial Arts on the Lawn
Traditional Japanese martial arts demonstrations.. (Click here)
Sumo Suit Wrestling
Tea House “Edo”
Complimentary Japanese green tea, rice crackers and candy and a place to relax. Courtesy of the Japanese Traders and Manufacturers Association and the Japan-America Society of Tennessee.
Traditional Japanese Dolls
Decorate a drawing of a Kokeshi doll
Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony
Experience this ancient practice that expresses the essence of Japanese culture and the principles of harmony, respect, purity and tranquility. Click here for more information.
The Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville
Children’s Japanese toys.