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Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival

Contact: Matt Reinartz
Work 1225 Estabrook Drive St. Paul MN 55103 Work Phone: 651-487-8201 Website: www.comozooconservatory.org/attractions/gardens/japanesegarden/japanese-lantern-festival/#/japanese-lantern-festival

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The Lantern Lighting Festival encompasses Japanese tradition—through music, dance, crafts, martial arts and lanterns. The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory grounds will open at 3:00p.m. on the third Sunday in August, and live entertainment in the Como Ordway Memorial Japanese Garden and on the main stage will begin at 3:30p.m. Entertainment will include several taiko drumming groups, koto (Japanese sitar), shakuhachis (bamboo flutes), traditional and contemporary dance and singing.  Martial arts, Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), origami demonstrations and a host of other cultural exhibits and demonstrations will line several paths through the grounds.  Japanese food and dozens of culturally-related items will be for sale.

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