Saturday, October 26, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 PM
National Arboretum
(2400 R St NE)

$25 for JASWDC/NBF/FONA Members
$35 for Non-Members
(Additional $5 for tea ceremony participation)
Free for children 15 and under

$15 Obento + Water

(If you would like a bento, please RSVP and place your order by Monday, October 21. No bento orders will be taken after that date. If you would like a vegetarian bento, please e-mail with your name and how many bento you need. )

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Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 23.

The Japan-America Society of Washington DC and the U.S. National Arboretum invite you to the annual exclusive nighttime opening of the National Arboretum as we celebrate the ancient custom of admiring the Harvest Moon, rain or shine. Families are welcome, and parking is free! Attendees may bring their own picnic or order an obento through the Society.

Activities for the whole family –
– National Bonsai & Penjing Museum exhibition “Twisted Genius: The Eccentric Bonsai Artistry of Nick Lenz” from 8:00 – 9:00 PM
– Haiku writing
– Tea ceremony
– Shodo (calligraphy), origami, Otsukimi-related craft, and other Japan-related children’s games
– Free sake tasting
– Mochitsuki (mochi-pounding)
– Other cultural activities TBA

Obento cancellations after Monday, October 22 and no-shows cannot be refunded. 

A portion of the registration fee will be donated to the National Arboretum. All attendees must be on the security list regardless of age. 

Many thanks to Hakutsuru for providing the sake for this event and the U.S. National Arboretum for cosponsoring.







For any questions, contact us at (202) 833-2210 or