TUCSON, ARIZONA February 6, 2022 – In collaboration with the Japan Foundation LA, Yume Japanese Gardens is proud to present an evening of pure entertainment and excitement on Saturday, March 26 from 6pm to 9pm.

Join us in an interactive samurai show performed by Burai Productions, a Japanese Entertainment Group based in California, and learn about Japanese cultural traditions while getting first hand experience of basic samurai movements, sword handling, and manner of speaking. You will be challenged in a sword fight performance as only seen in samurai movies. Paper “swords” will be provided for practice.

After this 40-minutes extravaganza, you will enjoy the movie "Uzumasa Limelight" (2014) which focuses on an aging background actor that specializes in being killed. The movie is in Japanese with English subtitles.

Samurai performance and movie screening will take place outdoors.

General Admission: $25, Children 3-15: $10. Advanced ticket reservation is required. This is a limited admission event.

For more information, visit yumegardens.org or email Patricia Deridder at yume.gardens@gmail.com.

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.