Activities

Father's Day at the Garden: Iaido, HIBIKIYA & Yukata Dressing

Sunday June 17, 2018  |  10:00AM - 06:00PM Alberta, Lethbridge, Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden , Mayor Magrath Drive and 9th Avenue South, T1K 0C6
Father's Day at the Garden: Iaido, HIBIKIYA & Yukata Dressing

This Father's Day visit Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden for an incredible array of art, culture and beauty. The Garden will be hosting Dave Rathnow of Shin Ken Kai Dojo, located in Calgary, to demonstrate the martial art of iaido. Watch the smooth control of the katana as it is drawn and sheathed, and learn about the history of this unique Japanese art form. 

At 3pm the Garden will host a taiko drumming performance by HIBIKIYA. Their authentic taiko drumming style is sure to please the whole family. 

During the afternoon, the Garden's hosts and hostess will be running yukata dressing. Guests are invited to try on a yukata, kimono or happi jacket. 

Guide tours of the Garden occur at 10:00am, 2:00pm and 4:00pm and start from the main gate. 

Events and Activities:  


10:00am - Garden is open to the public

10:00am - Guided tour

2:00pm - Iaido demonstration 

2:00pm - Guided tour

3:00pm - HIBIKIYA

5:30pm - Final entry to the Garden 

6:00pm - Garden is closed to the public

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