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Japanese Garden to Host Annual Chrysanthemum Show, Formal Tea Ceremony on Oct. 31, Nov. 1

Published: October 15, 2009

The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at CSULB will host its annual Chrysanthemum Show on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Highlighted Saturday will be the art of sumi-e, traditional Japanese ink painting, with an introduction to this art form in the main garden by professional sumi-e artist Tomoko Uehara.

The Chrysanthemum Society of Orange County will take part in the program, which also includes a nationally juried show. Many varieties, including cut and potted mums, will be available for purchase throughout the two-day event.

Sunday will feature the art of tea ceremony presented by Madam Numano and the Urasenke School of Tea. A formal tea ceremony will be performed in the Tea House for viewing and on the willow terrace where guests can enjoy their own cup of powdered tea and traditional Japanese treat.

The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is located on Earl Warren Drive, directly across from Lot 16 on the CSULB campus. Admission to the event is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for Japanese Garden members. Children 12 and under will be admitted free.

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For more information on the 2009 Chrysanthemum Show, call 562/985-8420 or visit