In 1973, Richard Nixon began his second term, Pink Floyd released “Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Exorcist” beat out “The Sting” and “American Graffiti” as the highest-grossing films. Also, the Japanese Garden opened its gates. Come celebrate this milestone at the Spring Japanese Festival.
Guests to the Spring Japanese Festival will have an opportunity to view the Japanese Garden’s Tea House, now open after a comprehensive restoration. Japanese garden expert John Powell drew on the Urasenke tradition, a centuries-old school of tea that emphasizes harmony, respect, purity and tranquility, to guide the restoration. “The Way of Tea is much more than a traditional way of serving guests a drink,” says Powell. “It is a rich tradition of hospitality that invites hosts and guests to respect one another and the world around them.”