The Seattle Japanese Garden (1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E.) will celebrate the Japanese holiday Respect for Elders Day on Monday, Sept. 15, by admitting seniors age 65 and older to the garden for free.

Complimentary guided tours will be available starting at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on that day.

All visitors are welcome to experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the Tateuchi Community Room at the Garden Gatehouse. The room is wheelchair-accessible, and chairs will be provided. Ceremonies start at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tea ceremony tickets can be purchased in advanced by calling the ticket booth at (206) 684-4725.

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