NEXT EVENT – THE ENCHANTED GARDEN
WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL
Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October
Canada to Japan – Hearn’s Penultimate Journey
Friendship signing between the magnificent Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, Alberta, Canada and The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, Tramore. Welcoming H.E. Ambassador Kevin Vickers, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland and a delegation from The Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, Alberta. This event celebrates the great journey undertaken by Lafcadio Hearn across Canada on the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1890 to Vancover, the penultimate journey taken by Hearn before setting out for Japan. A native Canadian Tree will be planted in the garden which will represent this link with Hearn and Waterford’s proud connection to Newfoundland and Canada. Evening will also include Japanese Martial Art Display and Archery by Dragon’s Lair, Kilkenny.
FREE EVENT – OPEN TO PUBLIC
Welcoming the Cherry Blossom Fairies to the Gardens
Easter Weekend – Saturday 31st March & Sunday 1st April
This year we will welcome the Cherry Blossom Fairies to the gardens with a party in the Woodlands, Music, Fairy Trail and Fairy Light Workshop and much more…..
Workshop times will be posted here nearer the time.
Garden Open time 11.00pm – 5.00pm (Fairy Workshop 11.00am – 3.00pm). Adult Entry to Garden 5euros, Children Entry 2euros.
Workshop for children (Fairy Glow Jars) additional 3euros. Please bring your own empty glass jar.
8th – 31st December
28th and 29th October
FRIDAY 23rd June – 2017 – at 5.30pm
see Video of Event
Koto Performance by FUYUKI ENOKIDO
supported by Traditional Irish Music
Friday, 9th June at 5.00pm – €5
The Koto is a traditional stringed instrument made from Kiri wood. It has 13 strings that are usually strung over 13 movable bridges along the width of the instrument. Players can adjust the string pitches by moving the white bridges before playing. To play the instrument, the strings are plucked using three finger picks, otherwise known as plectra.
Fuyuki Enokido: Born in Tokyo in 1980 Fuyuki was taught to play the Koto (the national instrument of Japan) by her great Aunt Mikiko Kobashi – the pupil of Michio Miyagi who is considered to have been the first Japanese composer to combine western music and traditional Koto music. Following in their footsteps Fuyuki has received numerous awards for her playing and has performed in over 30 countries worldwide