Haru in the Garden Event Map and Performance Schedule

Featured Display Artists

Sogetsu Ikebana

Kika Shibata & Arizona Ikebana


Flower pottery

Ping Wei



Stephen Bunyard


Pottery, Ceramic Art

Halldor Hjalmarson


Spiritual Calligraphy

Yuko Halada


Japanese Fabric Art

Venessa Berg

Visual Arts, Painting and Printing

Banding Hendrix


Oil and Acrylic Paint, Drawings in pen

Junko Kinoshita


Oil and Acrylic Paint

Yuko Yabuki


Japanese Arts & Crafts

Desert Origami

Fukumi Zapp



Photo Booth

Valentino Escada





Tea Café in tea garden

Matcha cappuccino with tea sweet

Sencha tea with tea sweet



Photo Booth

by Prevalent Pictures / Valentino Escada


Featured Performing Artists and Schedule 

6:30 - 8:45 p.m. (Mountain Area)

Shakuhachi (Bamboo Flute)

by Yujin Shokushin

6:30 - 7:15 p.m. (Shachi Area)

Bowl Sounds

by Kenton Knepper

6:30 - 7:15 p.m. (Grass Land Area)


by Ruben Miranda

7:15 - 8:00 p.m. (Grass Land Area)

Ikebana Live Show

by Kika Shibata

8:00 - 8:45 p.m. (Bar Area behind Gift Shop)

Japanese Folk Songs - Acoustic Guitar

By Pete Redshaw

8:00 - 8:45 p.m (Pavilion Area)

Jazz Keyboard

Beth Ledeman

8:45 - 9:30 p.m. (Grass Land Area)

Taiko (Japanese Drum)

by Ken Koshio and Kenzoo

Food Venders

NKK Swiches
Hiro Sake
Beth Ledeman
Jazz Keyboard
Kika Shibata
Kika Shi
Ikebana Artist
Featured Performance
Live Ikebana Show
Carol Brecker
Carol Brecker, trained and certified as Jonin Sanyo teacher by the Sogetsu School in Tokyo, Japan, has studied ikebana for 16 years, and taught for ten years. A master gardener, she teaches regular classes in her home studio and extensive gardens. Mrs. Brecker, an active ikebana teacher, exhibitor, demonstrator, and workshop leader, has won multiple awards at Phoenix Art Museum Arts and Flowers. She directs annual exhibits at Phoenix Art Museum’s Asian Gallery and the Japanese Friendship Garden.
Kenton Kneper
Bowl Sounds
Ken Koshio
Ken Koshio is a unique artist here in Arizona. He was born in Japan, and has been traveling around the world as a street singer. Currently based in Phoenix, he creates fusion music with Native Americans and has produced a Japanese folk tail musical story: Sakura no Ne ( collaborated with the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix). He is not only a musician but he also acts as a cultural ambassador of Japan and a cultural bridge of the world
Ken Koshio
Ruben Miranda
Pete Redshaw
Pete Redshaw will once again be playing for us at Haru in the Garden. He sings a wide range of songs in both English and Japanese, with for this event naturally leaning towards the Japanese selections.
Having traveled extensively in Japan and playing from northern Honshu to Kyushu, (including a yearly performance at Ebisu Kaigan in Tokyo), he has been singing Japanese songs first introduced to him by travelers to Alaska.
Pete Redshow
Yūjin Soku-Shin
Since 1982, Yujin has been studying Autogenic Training, Yoga, Martial Arts, Qigong, Taoism, and since 2003 – Japanese Shakuhachi flute and Zen music meditation tradition. He enjoys Native American flute, Didgeridoo, Armenian Duduk and several other woodwind and percussion instruments.

Yujin has been regularly studying with Mary Lu Brandwein (2003-2006) and Masakazu Yoshizawa (2006-2007). Since 2007, he has been mostly studying with Bill Schozan Schultz and Kaoru Kakizakai.
Yūjin Soku-Shin
Yujin has been given a stage name Soku Shin by his teacher, in the tradition of the “Taizan Ha” lineage. While emphasizing the solo Zen music, Yujin is enjoying collaboration with other musicians in ethnic fusion and relaxation genres.

Yujin is a founder of “Ancient Sounds of Peace” non-profit project dedicated to promoting peace and harmony through the power of music and sounds. — with Yu-Jin Sukh.
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Kika Shibata