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US Sumo Open

September 5, 2014 — Leave a comment

This year, the US Sumo Open will take place at the famous Walter Pyramid, a venue where all 6,000 seats have a great view of the action! The caliber of sumo this year will be quite high, in all weight classes, for both men and women. If you ever want to see live sumo, this is your chance to watch 100+ matches in one afternoon in a state-of-the-art facility, with the highest level of international competition.

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The 14th annual US Sumo Open is the largest annual sumo tournament on the PLANET (outside of Japan). Wrestlers from 13 countries will be participating including 4-time World Sumo Champion Byamba who has got gold at the US Sumo for seven years in a row, with a cumulative record of 68 wins, 1 loss. Can he keep the streak alive?! Special guest “Yama” (heaviest Japanese human being in HISTORY) will be present!

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Watch a video here.

WHAT: US Sumo Open 
WHEN:
Saturday, September 20, 2014 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm (doors open 12:00 noon)
WHERE:
Water Pyramid at California State University Long Beach | 1250 North Bellflower Blvd. | Long Beach, CA 90840

DETAILS:

  • Tickets start at $25
  • Parking is only $5 per vehicle for the entire day
  • The 2014 US Sumo Open will be broadcast as a two-hour special on national TV

CONTACT INFO: (310) 288-3641 | info@usasumo.com

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The Japanese Garden

May 22, 2013 — 1 Comment

Nestled in the heart of the San Fernando Valley is a peaceful oasis where the balance of positive and negative forces, Yin & Yang, are ever present. The Japanese Garden showcases the skillful blending of traditional Japanese landscaping with modern Occidental architecture. The Japanese concept of “WA” or harmony is used to unite the desires of the human spirit with our more mundane requirements—the exquisite beauty of a Japanese garden with the need for an abundant supply of fresh water.

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Visit the garden to walk, to sit, and to contemplate your surroundings. To do so is to experience absolute tranquility, it is to enrich one’s spirit, to achieve a state of grace so elusive in our busy modern world. It is to emulate Lord Buddha who, three thousand years ago, seated in the shade of a tree in silent contemplation of the human condition, achieved spiritual enlightenment.

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Suiho En the garden of water and fragrance is a 6½ acre authentic Japanese garden fashioned after “stroll gardens” constructed during the 18th and 19th centuries for Japanese Feudal lords. The facility is unique in that it incorporates three classical designs: a dry karensansui, a wet garden with promenade chisen, and an authentic tea ceremony garden incorporating a 4.5 tatami mat tea room. The garden also features a waterfall.

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The garden is a cultural show place of Los Angeles. It was created by world-renowned garden designer Dr. Koichi Kawana. In designing, Dr. Kawana balanced the positive and negative forces with skillful blending of traditional Japanese garden design and modern Western architecture.

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The Gift Shop at The Japanese Garden features a wide array of well-priced items from Japan and other countries in Asia and the Pacific. Ceramics, books, dolls, jewelry, Buddha Boards, origami paper, parasols, handmade greeting cards, to name just a few… you’re sure to find the perfect gift for yourself, family or friends.

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WHAT: The Japanese Garden 
WHEN:
The Garden is available for self-guided tours Monday – Thursday from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM, and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. The Garden is closed to the public on Friday and Saturday. They also offer docent-led walking tours, by advance reservation only, on Monday – Thursday mornings. Each tour lasts approximately 1-¼ hours and includes an overview of the water reclamation process.
WHERE: 
6100 Woodley Avenue | Van Nuys, California, 91406

DETAILS: Admission to the Garden for docent-led or self-guided tours is $3.00 per person, $2.00 for Seniors 62 and over, and for children under 10 years old.

CONTACT INFO: (818) 756-8166 or betty.ethridge@lacity.org

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