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Regular Japanese Cultural Activities

Japanese Culture Activities are hosted by different cultural and religious groups at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery.

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Spring & Autumn Tea Ceremony

Every April and November, Tea Ceremony is dedicated at the National Cemetery.

For the April Tea Ceremony, we invite a highly-regarded Tea Master from Kyoto to create and dedicate two types of Japanese Tea for the War Dead Spirits.

Other visitors can also enjoy Japanese tea served by tea instructors from different groups by invitation. 

Live flower arrangement “ Ikebana”

“Ikebana” is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. In contrast to the western habits of casually placing flowers in a vase, ikebana aims to bring out the inner qualities of flowers and other live materials and express emotion.

Every week, Ikebana volunteer Instructors visit the Cemetery to create and dedicate the “IKebana “ to the War Dead Spirits.

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Musical Performance Dedicated to War Dead Spirits

Each year during the April Tea Ceremony, different types of musical instruments are performed.

Japanese Culture Activities: Exhibitions
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