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Exhibition at the Cultural Exchange Center
The Art of Origami - A Collection by June Sakamoto
July through December 2023


June Sakamoto, a folder for over 65 years, has been collecting origami since the 1990’s. The origami in this exhibition is a small portion of the many models June has in her collection. The pieces on display were selected for their individual qualities and personalities and mostly come from other expert designers and folders, including originals from Master Akira Yoshizawa. Each model is a masterpiece in its own right. She hopes you will enjoy the experience and become inspired to fold origami yourself!

* If you are planning to visit Hakone specifically to see the current exhibit in the CEC, please call us to check if the exhibit will be open to the public on the day of your visit.

Lunar New Year Chinese Festival
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Lunar New Year Chinese 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
Toro Nagashi
Toro Nagashi - Floating Lantern Ceremony

August 2024

Toro Nagashi refers to the Japanese river lantern festivals held in summer where participants release candle -lit lanterns into the river together with their prayers for peace.

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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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