Sunday was the season opening of the Japanese Garden in the Arboretum. They had the Japanese Consular General there to give a speech, then a traditional Japanese blessing ceremony. It was interesting, although very long and slightly boring. The sound system was awful and it was tough to hear anything. I think it would have been much more enjoyable if we could have heard what was being said.
After the ceremony they had taiko drummers perform. That was amazing! I really enjoyed that part of the event. Here's a quick video of the drumming.