Japanese culture celebrated in the Arlington area

February 27, 2013 by  

One the same day in March, a couple of events in the Arlington area will be celebrating Japanese culture, and examining why it is that so many Americans are fascinated by the differences between the cultures of the two countries.

Japanese Culture Day is taking place at the Library of Congress in Washington, D. C. on March 23 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Admission is free and guests will learn about various aspects of Japanese culture through readings and educational displays. Displays will include origami and kimonos. For more information, call 202-707-1950.

A workshop on Japanese Garden Design will also be taking place on the same day at the Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria from 9:30 am – 10:30 am. Admission is $20 and guests will learn how to create their own Japanese garden, learn the meanings of the various objects in such a garden, and get advice from gardening expert Sandy Flowers. The Green Spring Gardens is a museum and national historic site that is open daily. Visitors can purchase plants, gardening tools, and unique gifts in the gift shop. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

For those interested in Japan, both these events could make for a great Saturday. There is bound to be something in each to appeal to every member of the family. Both should attract people from all over the area including nearby Arlington. It is likely that organizers of both events have been working with local printing companies to help advertise them throughout the community.