15:00 - 18:00


EKŌ Center
Brueggener Weg 6, Dusseldorf, 40547


Start of registration:
Event form: In presence
Cost: Adults €7.00 | Pupils (from 6 years) / Students €5.00
Organizer: EKŌ Center


庭園祭 Garden Festival at the EKŌ Center Sat Sep 14, 2024, 3:00 – approx. 6:00 pm
Doors open 2:30 pm. Admission: adults €7.00 | Pupils (from 6 years) / students €5.00 (Tickets are only available at the box office on the day. No reservation possible!)

After several years of abstinence due to the pandemic, our traditional Garden Festival will take place again this year in an early autumn atmosphere with many top-class artists who will perform on the site. The Pure Land Garden is transformed into a celebration space, in whose joy and cheerfulness, as they arise from the presence of the Buddha Amida, everyone is cordially invited to take part. It should be a day of encounters and getting to know each other, on which the worlds of Japan and Germany can connect in a new way.

Stage program:
Taiko 太鼓 LION – Sound of Thunder: Dynamic Taiko Performance (Leader: Yūko Kojima-Bauer)
Koto 箏 Klänge der Wölbbrettzither (Leitung: Kikuchi Naoko und Aoki Chiharu)
Jiuta-shamisen 地歌三味線 Singing and playing the shamisen (leader: Tomoko Schmidt)
Nihon buyō 日本舞踊 Traditional Japanese dance with Sakon Chigusa and Cristina Sendrou
Naginata なぎなた Fighting with the naginata lance: Naginata group Postsportverein Opladen (head: Dr. Andreas Nicol)
Children’s choir of the EKŌ kindergarten

Exhibition (Foyer and EKŌ Hall):
Foyer: Bokudō – the way of ink“: Suzuka-inkstones from the Shinseidō Collection and calligraphy artworks by MURAKAMI Aya (Information here)
EKŌ Hall: Ikebana exhibition of the Ikebana International Chapter Cologne (exhibition representative: Ulrike Linhorst) – Demonstrations (approx. 20 minutes each): 3:30 pm | 4:30 pm

Japanese snacks at low prices are available on site.

Note: Sun Sep 15, 1 – 5 pm: Special opening of the EKŌ Center