September – October 2018
Celebrate the full autumn moon at Klyde Warren Park with an evening of culture under the stars.
Enjoy a variety of Japanese music and dance performances, along with sky gazing and moon viewing with the Texas Astronomical Society. You’ll have an opportunity to adopt your own rabbit, a nod to the Japanese folktale about the Moon Rabbit. Participate in a variety of traditional Japanese art forms including calligraphy, tea ceremony, ikebana, moku hanga, and haiku poetry.
Presented in partnership with the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth.
In a ceremony representing the impermanence of all that exists, the monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery conclude their weeklong residency by dismantling the sand mandala. To fulfill the function of healing, half of the sand is distributed to the audience. The remaining sand is then dispersed in a nearby body of water, which carries the healing blessing to the ocean and then throughout the world.