Enjoy the kickoff of our annual Japanese summer festival in the heart of Chicago where you can experience authentic Japanese festival foods, cultural performances of Taiko drumming, Shodo/large scale calligraphy, Traditional Martial Arts, Sumi-e ink painting, Cosplay Contests, shopping and so much more! Interactive Japanese cultural booths will be throughout the festival featuring origami, games, arts, traditional fashion such as kimono, handwritten calligraphy requests, photo booths, and beyond!
- Dates & Time: September 29th and 30th, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 05:00 PM
- Address: 1457 N Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60642
- Admission: Free
- Hosted By: hosted by Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya and Japanese Culture Center – 日本文化会館
The festival arts and performances are lead by the Japanese Culture Center and will include performances of Taiko drumming (maybe shamisen as well TBA), Shurikenjutsu, Indigo Dyeing and Mokume Shibori, Karate, Sumi-e, Aikido, Iaido, Large Scale Shodo Calligraphy, Ikebana flower arrangement, and much more!
See you there!