More than 250 guests attended the sixth annual Garden Party on July 29 in support of the Seattle Japanese Garden. It was beautiful summer evening in the Garden—a true feast for all the senses. Guests enjoyed sake tastings, traditional Japanese summer cuisine, a haiku art walk, music and dance performances, and more.
As the Japanese Garden’s new support organization, we were thrilled to be hosting this wonderful event for the first time, working with the many volunteers who helped create it. The party was sponsored by the Prentice Bloedel Arboretum Unit 86, and by Noriko and Doug Palmer.
Welcoming remarks were made by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesus Aguirre, and Arboretum Foundation Executive Director Paige Miller. Senior Consul Mr. Takeshi
Murazawa, of the Consulate General of Japan in Seattle, led a kanpai toast.
Thanks to everyone who came! Thanks also to the Japanese Garden Event Committee chair, Jeanne Peterson, and her committee for their terrific work in helping organize this beautiful evening. A special thanks to Unit 86 for their support.
We so appreciate the community’s support and affection for this cultural treasure.
MORE PHOTOS: See the Japanese Garden’s Facebook page for more event pics.