SHOWERS of sake, salt, sand from a sacred mountain and five colors of cut paper blessed the four compass points at the new Japanese Garden entry gatehouse in Washington Park Arboretum.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Watch This Japanese Ceremony
Recently, a completion ceremony for the new Japanese Garden Gate House at Seattle's Washington Park Arboretum was held. Watch this two-minute video that includes music by the Taiko drummers, garden pictures and parts of the elaborate ceremony. (Look for the "shoe" photo - a photo of contrast that includes wooden getas.) I didn't go to the ceremony but now am excited about visiting the Washington Park Arboretum again. Here's part of the newspaper article: