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Otsukimi お月見 Moon Viewing 




You are cordially invited to join the Japan-America Society of Washington, DC (JASW), Asia Society Washington Center and the National Arboretum to celebrate and view the rising of the Harvest Moon. The evening will be filled with lots of entertainment: Japanese music by the Washington Toho Koto Society, haiku poetry writing, Japanese dancing by the Shizumi Children’s Dance Troupe, and a picnic dinner at the National Herb Garden and the Capitol Columns Ellipse. The Bonsai Museum will be open during Otsukimi with docents on duty.


Attendees may choose to bring their own picnic dinner, or may order an obento—Japanese box dinner—through JASW. Families are welcome; children 15 years of age and under are admitted free (Please call JASW for obento prices for children.). Parking is free. Obento orders MUST be received and paid for in advance, no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2004. Please note that cancellations for any registration after September 29, including no shows, cannot be refunded.


Date: Saturday, October 2, 2004

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Price: $30 includes obento, $10 without

Place: National Arboretum3501 New York Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002


The Japan-America Society of Washington, DC

1819 L Street, NW, 1B Level, Washington, DC 20036 or fax (202) 833-2456. Questions? Call (202) 833-2210.

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