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.

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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)

Chicago Japanese Matsuri 2018

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!

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!

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Ginza Holiday Festival 2018

The 63rd Ginza Holiday Japanese Festival is to be held in Chicago, Illinois this weekend. This traditional Japanese Festival is among the longest running Japanese cultural events in the USA.  This festival includes a wide selection of traditional arts on display, as well as shopping. Some of the displays include but are not limited to taiko, bonsai, ikebana, and more.

  • Admission: $5, Children under 12 with a paying adult are free.
  • Dates: August 10th – 12th, 2018
  • Where: Midwest Buddhist Temple, Chicago
  • Website: https://ginzaholiday.com/