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Exhibition at the Cultural Exchange Center
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Traditional Basketry and a Modern Craft of Wrapped Rocks by Shizu Okino

January through June 2023

Shizu Okino is an artist specializing in traditional Japanese style baskets making.  She studied with Kazuko Iwata, as well as other traditional specialists.  Later she began to develop the craft of rattan-wrapped rocks.  Ms. Okino worked with her daughter, Karen, to develop their style in this craft.

Lunar New Year Festival
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Lunar New Year Festival

Early 2024

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Hanami at Hakone
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Hanami at Hakone - Night Viewing presented by NETGEAR

March 2024 - April 2024

We are delighted to share the beautiful cherry blossoms in the evening at Hakone Estate and Gardens. Please contact the Gift Shop for questions.


Please check back in early 2024.

Hanam at Hakone
Public Tea Ceremony

Public Tea Ceremony

The first Sunday of every month from April to December

Seatings at 12 noon, 1 pm & 2 pm

Tickets are available online only. Purchase tickets here

Garden admission fee is not included in the price of the tickets.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required.

For larger groups or inquiries, contact John Larissou at

(It may be canceled without notice. Please check with us at 408.741.4957 or

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