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Evenings at Yume in Tucson: Lights on the Magical World of Ukiyo-e

After temporarily closing in January in the interest of public health, Yume Japanese Gardens and Museum of Tucson is reopening with a special event, Evenings at Yume: Lights on the Magical World of Ukiyo-e, held February 25 to 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guests will be able to stroll the Gardens after dark to discover and enjoy richly colored and animated projections of Japan’s world-famous Ukiyo-e, or “Paintings of the Floating Worlds”.

The event draws on Japanese illustrations of lively entertainments in the pleasure quarters of Edo (old Tokyo). Called Ukiyo-e, these woodblock prints and paintings from the 17th to the 19th centuries capture Kabuki actors, geishas and scenes from folk tales. The glow of Japanese lanterns will enhance the atmosphere. Evenings at Yume: Lights on the Magical World of Ukiyo-e will preview the upcoming Ukiyo-e exhibition soon to be featured at the gardens.

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.

Yume Japanese Gardens and Museum of Tucson is a nonprofit organization featuring 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.
Location: 2130 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson. For more information, call 520-272-3200, email [email protected] or visit


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