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Haru in the Garden - Heart of Spring 2024 Bundle with Tea House Exhibit, Live Music with Tea and Sweet

Bundle Tickets (limited 12 seats per time-slot)


Date: Saturday, March 23rd & Sunday, March 24th



General: $65

Member; $60 

Members can automatically receive a $5 discount by logging into their member account.



10:30 am – 11:15 am

11:30 am – 12:15 am

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm



  • Introduction and Koto Performance: 15 min by Kahoko Taki
  • Intermission (Tea Service) :10 min
  • 2nd part of Performance: 15 min by Kahoko Taki
  • Special Exhibition at Tea house and Tea Garden Tour 10 min


Kahoko was born and raised in Japan. She started playing koto at the age of seven, and studied koto under the tutelage of Naoko Matsuzaka and Norie Yamaguchi. She moved to the US in 2008. She has lived in Honolulu and Pittsburgh, and currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her repertoire ranges from classic to contemporary koto music on 13-string koto.  She is passionate about traditional Japanese music and has played koto at multiple events in the past.


Tea Tours



General: $50 

Member: $45

Members can automatically receive a $5 discount by logging into their member account.



March 12, 19, April 2, 16, May 7, 21 (select the date on the calendar)


10 am & 12 pm


Guests can join us on select Tuesdays (starting October) for an exclusive docent-led tea tour where they can learn the basics of Chanoyu and Japanese casual tea. This tour will include tea tasting and education within our tea house and a roji garden tour.


We would like to encourage you to carpool if possible or take the light rail to this Special Events as parking is limited.
When riding the Light Rail, exit at the Central and Roosevelt stop. The Garden is located on the west side of the rail, 0.3 miles from the station; it is directly behind the Irish Cultural Center (1106 N. Central Ave, Phoenix), just north of Portland Avenue. The Garden entrance is across the parking lot at 1125 N. 3rd Avenue. 


Cancellation Policies

All classes that do not meet minimum enrollment one week prior to the start date may be canceled at Japanese Friendship Garden's discretion. Japanese Friendship Garden will contact students in affected class and offer refunds or placement in an alternate class.



Clients who register for a class or program that is canceled for any reason by Japanese Friendship Garden will receive a full refund.

Clients who withdraw from a class/program at least 10 business days prior the scheduled class/program start date may receive a full refund on their registration. (A “business day” is defined as M-F.)

Refunds will not be given to any student who withdraws from a class after the first class has been held.


Missed Classes

There are no discounts or refunds for missed classes.

 ❮ May 2024 ❯ 
Events on 5/24/2024
Sorry, nothing is available on 5/24/2024.
Please try a different date.

If you have a question, comment, or suggestion, please e-mail: Jay Forester

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