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Japanese Garden To Host Fall Chrysanthemum Show Oct. 24

Published: October 15, 2010

CSULB’s Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden will host its fall Chrysanthemum Show on Sunday, Oct. 24, from noon-5 p.m.

Themed “Green Tea, Autumn Gold and Wine Tasting,” the event enables guests to stroll through the 1.3-acre garden to view chrysanthemum flower arrangements in vases and garden installations, along with an exhibit of Japanese tea bowls and accoutrements.

Three masters will demonstrate traditional Japanese arts at the event. A formal tea ceremony will be presented by Madam Numano and the Urasenke School of Tea from noon-3:15 p.m., when guests can enjoy a cup of powdered tea and traditional Japanese treats. Participants also can learn how to paint mums in the traditional Japanese style of sumi-e ink painting with Tomoko Uehara throughout the day and view Japanese flower arrangements in the Ikenobo style created by Minamitani Senhou and her students.

Presenters will wear an exquisite selection of vintage and modern Japanese kimono featuring mums and other fall ornament. The event also includes wine tasting from 1-4 p.m.

Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for Friends of the Japanese Garden members, and free for children 12 and under. The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is located on Earl Warren Drive, directly across from Lot 16.

For more information on the 2010 Chrysanthemum Show, call 562/985-8420 or visit www.csulb.edu/~jgarden.