Anderson Gardens Celebrates a New Season and Children’s Day
In the celebration, many kinds of activities were offered.
She has visited many Japanese gardens in the world. Recently she has visited gardens in Portland, Pennsylvania, and Fort Worth in Texas. “If there is a garden, we usually try, go, and see it,” she said. She also said that she liked Japanese gardens because of their simplicity, tranquility, and extraordinary horticulture.
At the sukiya style tea house and gazebo next to the West Fall, a bowl of matcha (ceremonial green tea) was served to the visitors by the students of Professor Kimiko Gunji. Japanese traditional games such as otedama and kendama were offered near the guest house. The visitors tried and enjoyed Japanese traditional games with laughter.
At the West Waterfall deck, children and their parents enjoyed painting and making Carp Flag by their own hands. The carp flag is a symbol of Children’s Day. Families in Japan raise carp flags to wish the children’s health and growth.
At the Floating Deck on the west pond, karuta game was offered to children to learn about Japanese numbers and some simple words.
Noh Mask making and Kimono Coloring were offered at the Quiet Areas for Conversation. Many children were enjoying walking with their own Noh Masks around the gardens.
This year, Summer Festival will be held on July 28.
The Anderson Japanese Gardens