Origami in the Garden @ Seattle Japanese Garden

Cranes on cranes 🦢

📸: Courtesy Seattle Japanese Garden

📆 Saturday, April 13th
⏰ 11 am – 1 pm
🎟 Free admission for those 12 and under | $10 general admission
📍 Seattle Japanese Garden: 1075 E Lake Washington Blvd, Seattle

📱 (206) 684-4725

Senbazuru, or one thousand cranes, refers to the Japanese tradition of folding origami cranes. According to legend, doing so grants a wish to those who string the cranes together in a lei. It’s not a simple task, especially for those who have yet to fold one, much less one thousand.

Thanks to the Seattle Japanese Garden and its ongoing Saturday event series focused on kids and families, the Seattle group PAPER (which stands for Puget Area Paperfolding Enthusiasts Roundtable) will teach the 6th-century Japanese art of origami. It’s happening on Saturday, April 13th, and it’s free for those 12 and younger, with garden admission for adults being $10. You could also grab an annual garden pass for $35 to come back for the rest of the series, which includes:

🎏 Family Koi Day
📅 Saturday, May 11th
⏰ 11 am – 2 pm

Join the feast with free koi food, a presentation on the colorful carp, and a drum performance by Kaze Taiko.

🫐 Community Indigo Dip with Botanical Colors
📅 Saturday, June 15th
⏰ 11 am – 1 pm

Learn to dye fabric with the indigo variety Indigofera tinctoria. This hands-on event happens outside and fills up fast, so arrive early.

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Patheresa Wells

Patheresa Wells is a Black/Persian, Pansexual, Polyamorous Poet (so many Ps) and writer living in Seatac. An aspiring comic, you can catch her cracking jokes at open mics around the area. In her free time, she likes to imagine what she’d do with free time and feed her backyard crows cuz they’re silly. Follow her on Twitter @PatheresaWells.