The Good Morning Convention is just around the corner! This year’s theme is Roaring 20’s and for the kimono fan that can only mean one thing.. Taisho! Long sleeves, lush yuzen, fantastic meisen. If you’re in the Columbus area next weekend (January 10-12 2020) join us for the Kimono of the 20’s; Taisho panel on Friday at 3PM. Our other panels are Kimono Basics for Beginners Friday at noon (if you’re not a beginner, it’s a great refresher) and Advanced Kitsuke for Furisode Saturday at 10AM (right before Kimono & Tea).
In addition we will also be hosting for the second time our signature Kimono & Tea event on Saturday at noon. It’s a perfect time to wear your kimono and relax with a nice cup of tea. Don’t miss the highlight of this event, a demonstration of Japanese tea ceremony.
Finally you can also find us in the Yuki Matsuri room where we will be dressing attendees in yukata to take pics with Ohayocon’s lovely backdrop, as well as kimono consultations for anyone who needs help with their kimono, whether it’s dressing or figuring out what accessories you need to complete your kimono ensemble. Yukata dress up and consult times are pending but swing by the Yuki Matsuri room to relax and enjoy some festival activities.
The full schedule can be found via the Grenadine app using the code roaring20 so be sure to LIKE and add your favorite events to your schedule! Ohayocon looks at your LIKES to determine which panels are popular for future conventions, so even if you can’t make a panel, leave your like for those that you’re interested in.
For nearly 50 years, the Milwaukee Bonsai Society has held an Annual Exhibit. In 2020 the 50th annual exhibit, Mid-America Bonsai Alliance Convention heads back to Milwaukee to help celebrate! This MABA convention will be the third hosted by the Milwaukee Bonsai Society and we expect the best.
For nearly 30 years Mid-America Bonsai Alliance has gathered bonsai artists, bonsai enthusiest, and delegates together to build stronger networks and more vibrant bonsai communities. What started as a small group of about 10 people in 1989 has now grown to more than 19 clubs. Join in this celebration of Bonsai.
Japan House at the University of Illinois offers a wonderful and selection of classes and special interest events throughout the year. Many of these classes are worth highlighting and offer budget friendly options for artists.
December 11 – Japanese Tea Ceremony (space limited RSP required) November 16 – A Look at Japan House from the Inside (free public tour) November 3 – Zen Studies with Professor Shozo Sato: Sumi-e (Black Ink Painting) October 22 – Wagashi Workshop with Kimiko Gunji September 24 – Wagashi Workshop with Kimiko Gunji September 21 – A Look at Japan House from the Inside (free public tour) September 18 – Japanese Tea Ceremony (space limited RSP required)
The Japanese Culture Center located in Chicago continues to lead the charge in sharing and educating about traditional arts and crafts. If you are in the Chicago area and are looking to take some enriching classes, why not check out the lineup offered?
Here is a small list of just some of the recent offerings by the Japanese Culture Center.