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Otsukimi Moonviewing Festival 2019
10.11.2019 - 10.12.2019 06.30PM - 10.00PM
The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix - Phoenix
Family Events


A traditional Japanese celebration of the full harvest moon

The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix transforms its unique space for a two-day celebration of the Harvest Moon, Otsukimi. Enjoy a moonlight stroll through lantern lit pathways and calligraphy art installations while listening to the soothing sounds of the bamboo flute. Guests may also enjoy entering our Tea Garden (Musoan), ordinarily off-limits to the public, and watch a special performance by Yoko Awaya on the koto.

Our friends at Sapporo USA and Hiro Sake will be serving thirst-quenching sake cocktails and beer at our bar. A variety of seasonal wines and, of course, Japanese favorites like plum wine will be available as well. Pair your favorite beverage with a delicious plate from Yatai Ramen or Ohya Korean Kitchen and BBQ. Finally, relax in our Tea Cafe while being served matcha tea and sweets by our tea volunteers. 

Come and experience Japanese culture, art, and music in the heart of Downtown Phoenix.

Purchase your tickets now before they're go

Food & Drink (Subject to change):

Ohya Korean Kitchen & BBQ

Yatai Ramen

Okonomi Yuki

Sapporo Beer

Hiro Sake cocktails

and more!

Art & Entertainment (Subject to change):

Bambo flute by Miro Koshio

Taiko Extravaganza by Ken Koshio

Traditional Japanese dance by Suzuyuki-Kai

Koto in the Tea Garden by Yoko Awaya

Stage Program (Subject to change):

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Koto performance by Yoko Awaya @ Tea Garden

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Taiko Drumming by Ken Koshio @ Main Stage

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Suzuyuki Dance Performance @ Main Stage

9:00 pm - 9: 30 pm

Taiko Finale by Ken Koshio ft. Miro Koshio @ Main Stage


Friday, October 11th and October 12th, 2019  


6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Advanced Tickets (Pre-Sale): 

$30 Adults / $25 Members

$7.00 Youth (3 - 12 years old)

Free for children under 3 years old

Ticket Price At The Gate:

$35 Adults / $30 Members

$7.00 Youth (3 - 12 years old)

Free for children under 3 years old

*Food and beverages will be available for purchase at an additional cost.


Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix 

1125 N. 3rd Ave. Phoenix, Arizona 85003