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Connect with the culture of Japan through its signature beverage: sake. Sake is not a mere drink in Japan; it is deeply connected to Japanese culture. Explore the structure, history, and brewing of a selection of sakes from Japanese microbreweries presented by the Garden’s long-time partner Joto Sake. Japanese culinary art pairings will be provided by Chef Naoko, who has a perfect sense of pairing food with the selected sake.

General Tasting 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

General tasting ticket holders will enjoy these tastings and pairings in the beauty of the Cultural Village from 6:30 pm.

VIP Tasting 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

VIP ticket holders are invited to an exclusive hour of tasting in the Yanai Classroom, which includes a presentation on the history and crafting of sake as well as a private tasting of a couple premium sakes. Doors open for the the VIP tasting at 5pm.

Sponsored by Joto Sake and supported by Chef Naoko, with ticket proceeds supporting the Garden’s cultural and educational programming.
Experience the romance and mystery of the Moonviewing Festival on the evening of Friday, September 13th.

*All ticket sales are final.*

Proceeds from Moonviewing support the Garden’s cultural and educational programming.

Please no tripods or flash photography.
Experience the romance and mystery of the Moonviewing Festival on the evening of Saturday, September 14th.

*All ticket sales are final.*

Proceeds from Moonviewing support the Garden’s cultural and educational programming.

Please no tripods or flash photography.
Experience the romance and mystery of the Moonviewing Festival on the evening of Sunday, September 15th.

*All ticket sales are final.*

Proceeds from Moonviewing support the Garden’s cultural and educational programming.

Please no tripods or flash photography.
Lecture by Noritaka Tatehana : Crafting the Art of Japan’s Future

In conjunction with his first-ever North American solo exhibition, Refashioning Beauty, Noritaka Tatehana will discuss his views on Japan’s past, present, and future through the lens of artistry, craftmanship, fashion, and identity within the context of the global now. Illustrated with meaningful episodes from his formative years, Tatehana’s lecture will explore the development of his philosophy on establishing artistic values and individual voice.