Contact: Patricia Deridder
Cell: (520) 272-3200
Email: [email protected]
YUME JAPANESE GARDENS SETS REOPENING
FOR SEEKERS OF PEACEFUL ESCAPE AND GRACEFUL BEAUTY
TUCSON, ARIZONA SEPT 30, 2020 – After temporarily closing last March in the interest of public health, Yume Japanese Gardens and Museum of Tucson is reopening on Thursday, October 15, now more than ever a refreshing refuge for Tucsonans seeking harmony, hope and healing in troubled times.
The serene gardens at Yume delight the eye, nurture the spirit, and restore hearts frayed by day-to-day distress. They interpret and compress the natural world into beautiful and masterfully cultivated landscapes that heighten a visitor’s awareness of life’s deeper qualities and impart the feeling of walking through a tranquil vision. Safe, calm and inspiring, Yume’s gardens are a much-needed sanctuary.
Visitors will sense Yume’s commitment to well-being in the first exhibition of its 2020 Fall/Winter season: 1,000 Cranes, 1,000 Dreams is an outdoor display of 1,000 colorful origami cranes made from folded paper and donated by the people of Tucson.
The exhibition draws on the Japanese tradition of Senbazuru, which holds that those who devote time and effort to make origami cranes see their most heartfelt wishes granted. Cranes will be flying from stone lanterns to stone water basins, perching on boulders and flocking on bamboo gates and fences.
Visit yumegardens.org for more information or call or email Patricia Deridder (520.272.3200 and [email protected])
Yume sets capacity limits to safeguard visitors and staff and observes Arizona Department of Health Services guidelines for COVID-19 management. Timed admission tickets, purchased online, are required for entry; physical distancing and facial coverings are also required, in all indoor and outdoor spaces.
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Yume Japanese Gardens and Museum of Tucson (www.yumegardens.org) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, located at 2130 N. Alvernon Way. It features eight examples of classical Japanese landscape design, a replica traditional Japanese cottage, a museum of Japanese art and handicrafts, an art gallery, and gift shop. It also holds seasonal Japanese festivals and classes in Japanese popular arts.