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The Japanese Tea Garden: A Bay Curious Walking Tour (Second Date Added on Sunday, 6/12)

Date and Time
Saturday, June 11, 2022 6:00 PM (PT)

** Tours for Saturday, June 11 are sold out, but we have added a second date for tours on Sunday, June 12th!**

Bay Curious sets out to answer listeners’ questions about our home. One of those questions -- about the origin of the fortune cookie -- led us to the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park.

But what we found when we got there was another story altogether: the garden, which dates back to the World’s Fair of 1893, holds a sprawling family history and is a microcosm for how California has treated Japanese Americans since the 1800s to today. In this walking tour, actress Sango Tajima --aided by Head Gardener Steven Pitsenbarger --  leads us through a theatrical history of the garden, and the people who created it. 

Space is limited. Tours run at 6:00pm, 6:40pm, and 7:20pm.



With thanks to the National Japanese Historical Society and San Francisco Recreation & Parks.