Columbus Kimono at Ohayocon 2020

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.

See you there!

Quat & Liz Columbus Kimono

MABA 2020 Bonsai Show

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.

Official Website: http://www.milwaukeebonsai.org/maba/

On-line Registration will begin on Sunday, January 5, 2020.
Registration Cost: $195 starting January 5, 2020 | $250 after 3/1/2020

Upcoming @ Japan House University Of Illinois

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.

Japan House Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JapanHouseUofI/

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)

Cleveland Fall Bonsai Show

FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING

Date: Sept 28th & 29th 2019

Address: Rockefeller Park Greenhouse 750 E 88th St, Cleveland, Ohio 44108

Official Site: http://www.clevelandbonsaiclub.org

The Cleveland Bonsai Club is hosting a Fall show the weekend of Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th.

Come and see more than 50 trees and learn about the art of bonsai! Trees will be on display at all stages of development. Vendors will have trees, pots, and other bonsai supplies for sale.

Demonstrations daily! Learn how these trees are selected, potted, wired, trimmed, and cared for from our club masters.

While you’re here, visit the beautiful greenhouses and gardens of Rockefeller Greenhouse.

The show is free and open to the public, though donations are accepted. Free parking!

Classes @ Chicago Japanese Culture Center

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.

2019 Japanese Culture Center Classes:

Japanese Culture Center Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/japaneseculturecenter/

Japanese Culture Center Website: https://japaneseculturecenter.com
Address: 1016 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657