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Free annual Japanese festival on Watson Island

A free Japanese festival will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at the Ichimura Miami-Japan Garden on Watson Island. From 11 a.m. to 4 pm., you can bask in Japanese entertainment, culture, food and music. The event includes demonstrations of sushi and ikebana as well as a Japanese tea ceremony, kisen calligraphy mural, and cosplay exhibition.

(Video courtesy of Ichimura Miami-Japan Garden)

There is also Calligraphy and Origami at the Kids Corner tents and an entertaining Sushi demonstration. A sample Sushi plate will be on sale for just $10. An optional Tea Ceremony is available for $10. Includes an Authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony, cup of tea and a sweet. Bring cash for food and special workshop tickets.

(Photo courtesy of Ichimura Miami-Japan Garden)

The Ichimura Miami-Japan Garden is located at 1101 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island. For more information, visit or call 305-992-0703.

Japanese Festival

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Josie Gulliksen

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Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami and contributes to Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She has contributed to, Biscayne Times and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL at

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