Saturday, November 4, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM
National Arboretum
(2400 R St NE)

$15 for JASWDC/NBF/FONA Members
$25 for Non-Members
Free for children 15 and under

$15 Obento
If you would like a vegetarian bento, please
e-mail with your name and how many bento you need.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 1. If you would like a bento, please RSVP and place your order by Monday, October 30. No bento orders will be taken after that date.

Register Here

The Japan-America Society of Washington DC and the U.S. National Arboretum invite you to the annual exclusive nighttime opening of the National Arboretum as we celebrate the ancient custom of admiring the Harvest Moon, rain or shine. Families are welcome, and parking is free! Attendees may bring their own picnic or order an obento through the Society.

Activities for the whole family –
– National Bonsai & Penjing Museum open from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
– Koto music from the Washington Toho Koto Society
– Traditional Shinto Kagura dance performed by Rev. Kuniko Kanawa from 7:00 – 7:30 PM
– Haiku writing
– Shodo (calligraphy), origami, lantern-making, and other children’s games
– Sake tasting
– Mochitsuki (mochi-pounding)
– Other cultural activities TBA!

Obento cancellations after Monday, October 30 and no-shows cannot be refunded. 

A portion of the registration fee will be donated to the National Arboretum. All attendees must be on the security list regardless of age. 

Many thanks to Hakutsuru for providing the sake for this event.