Friday, March 27, 2020

Haiku and photos from Seattle Japanese Garden Facebook

From the March 27th Facebook Page of the Seattle Japanese Garden, with permission to share here from the Arboretum Foundation.  Find more of these posts on the Haiku page of this blog.  You can scroll down the the very first one issued March 13, 2020, the last day the garden was open.  We will add new posts as they appear from Facebook.   Imagine for a few moments that you are walking in our beautiful garden.   Enjoy . . .

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Seattle Japanese Garden Closed due to Covid-19

Seattle Japanese Garden is closed from March 14 through at least April 13, 2020, following the guidance of the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation and the King County's Public Health Department recommendations regarding Covid 19.

Seattle Japanese Garden Gatehouse on its opening day 4/20/2009.  Photo by Peggy Garber

Visitors may be shut away from this beautiful and tranquil garden during these trying times, but the members of the Prentice Bloedel Japanese Garden Arboretum Unit 86 / Seattle Japanese Garden Docents are working behind the scenes to be prepared for the day when the garden will again open its gates to all and we can resume leading tours and the many other activities that make this garden such a treasured resource for all Seattle, especially during this, our 60th Anniversary year.

Although this blog has been dormant for many months, we would like to reactivate it now, as a means of communication for all the Unit’s members as well as for all the others who love and support the Seattle Japanese Garden and may still be following this blog.

With permission of the Arboretum Foundation, we will share the daily Haiku posts that appear on the Seattle Japanese Garden Facebook pages for those of you who do not have a Facebook account to enjoy thinking about the garden every day while we isolate ourselves to prevent spread of the virus.  Look for these posts here on the Home page or on the Haiku Page of this blog.

If you have pictures or articles or thoughts for the day that you would like to share, please contact Aleks Monk, Blog Moderator or Peggy Garber, Unit 86 President, via email.  We will try to set up a Blog Contact US Form, but this may take some time to figure out.  Please be patient with our efforts as we try to bring this bog back to life.

Peggy Garber

Sunday, February 16, 2020

'Perfect Revolution' film at Northwest Film Forum •  Wed Feb 19, 7:00pm

Wed Feb 19: 7.00pm
1515 12th Ave, Seattle WA 98122

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Tickets at:

** Co-presented with Friends of Asian Art Association, Filmination, and Japan Foundation! Bar opens at 6:00pm. Please come have a drink, make a donation, or network in the Northwest Film Forum lobby!**

A romantic film based on the true story of activist Kumashino Yoshihiko, who raises awareness of the sexuality of disabled people through lecturing and event activities. Perfect Revolution is written and directed by Junpei Matsumoto (Embers).
Kuma (Lily Franky) has been afflicted with cerebral palsy since childhood. His resulting inability to fully use both hands and feet confines him to a wheelchair, but he is an active advocate for engaging public discourse about the sexual lives of disabled people. During this advocacy work he meets Mitsu (Seino Nana), a sex worker with an emotional condition, and falls in love. Together they attempt to break down obstructive social barriers around them.