Japanese Garden Festival: Descanso Delight

Book your advance ticket for this beloved autumn gathering.

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The Japanese Garden Festival dances at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge on Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15.
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The Japanese Garden Festival dances at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge on Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15.
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Adore "heart-pounding feats of percussion"? Find your seat for the Kishin Daiko drummer performance. That's on each day at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30.
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Taiko drumming is one of the sound-tastic centerpieces of the celebration.
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Keep an eye out for other performances that are both musical and moving.
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The schedule, beyond the on-stage spectacles, is a busy one. Crafting sessions, tours, and "Japanese-inspired fare for purchase" bring visual joy, and satisfying sustenance, to the weekend-long affair.
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An Ikebana display, which explores the ancient art of flower arranging, is also one of the highlights.
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Descanso Gardens
Be sure to book your ticket ahead of arriving at Descanso Gardens. Prices begin at $9 per adult for the Oct. 14 and 15 festival.
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