This Saturday, make your plans to visit Anderson Japanese Gardens for their opening day celebration!

Anderson Japanese Gardens' Opening Day Celebration coincides with Children's Day in Japan, an occasion to respect children's personalities and to celebrate their happiness. The Opening Day Celebration allows visitors to experience a part of Japanese culture through child and family-centered activities. Highlights include:

Taiko Drum Performances - 11:00am & 2:00pm
Koto Performances (stringed instrument) - 12:00pm & 3:00pm
Okinawa Dance Performances - 10:00am & 1:00pm
Bujinkan (mixed martial arts) Demonstrations

Guest House Tours (one of only a few times the Guest House is open)
Calligraphy, Origami, Top Spinning, Dry Gravel Bed Raking
Iris Planting (children are encouraged to take iris home to plant)
Ikebana (flower arranging) and Bonsai Exhibits, Hanetsuki & Kendama

Times: Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Anderson Japanese Gardens
Address: 318 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford, IL 61107
Contact: Anderson Japanese Gardens
Phone: (815) 229-9390
Email: info@andersongardens.org
Website: www.andersongardens.org
Admission: Adult $8 | Seniors (62+) $7 | Child $6 | Free for children under 5 | Free for Anderson Japanese Garden Members