Upcoming events

Fourteenth Hakone Annual Chakai

October 26, 2014

This event is held annually at Hakone Gardens to give the local practitioners of Japanese Tea Ceremony the opportunity to practice their art and share their skills with other members of their community and the public.
To see more details about the event and participate, download the application(Click HERE).
For questions and inquiries, contact John Larissou at larissou@gmail.com.

Public Tea Ceremony

There will be no public tea ceremony in October.  The next public tea ceremony will be on November 2nd.

March to November

(It may be canceled without notice. Please check with us at 408.741.4957 or events@hakone.com)

Seatings at 12 noon, 1 pm & 2 pm

$7 per person, in addition to garden admission fee

For larger groups or inquiries, contact John Larissou at larissou@gmail.com

21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070  Mailing Address: P. O. Box 2324, Saratoga, CA 95070 Phone: 408.741.4994

In celebration of the lunar Year of the Horse, Hakone Foundation is presenting an art contest for the area’s high school students. We wish to encourage young artists to use their imagination and creativity to create works of art using the horse as a theme.Open to high school students of Saratoga High School, Prospect High School, Homestead High School and Monte Vista High School.

Criteria:Works of art depicting the horse or horses.Medium can be painting, sculpture or collage.Works must be transportable to be exhibited at Hakone Estate and Gardens.

First Prize: $300, plus a carved Chinese seal and a year’s membership to Hakone
Second Prize: $200, plus a Chinese Seal and a year’s membership to Hakone
Third Prize: $100, plus a Chinese Seal and a year’s membership to Hakone

Awards will be presented at Hakone’s Chinese Village Fair, Sunday, March 2, 2014

The winners’ works will be on display at Hakone for a month.The panel of Judges will include local artists Rick Waltonsmith and Paul Sakamoto alongwith Jan Rindfleisch, Director Emeritus of the Euphrat Art Gallery at De Anza College.
This contest requires a notification of art submission by Feb. 28.

Contest Committee Chair, Bev Harada at (408) 314-2864, or bev@serenogroup.com.
Include the application form (click here for form)


Event announcements can also be found on the  Hakone Facebook page.