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 Cherry Blossom Festival hosted at the Allen County Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana offers an action-packed family-friendly festival event suitable for all ages. This is the 13th year of this festival which is the largest Japanese festival in the region with well over 10,000 attendees.
this event offers a wide range of traditional demonstrations of culture and arts from Japan including tea ceremony, bonsai, taiko, and origami. Pop-culture is also well represented at this event with cosplay being commonplace, and there even being an anime art contest. Bring some cash to this event because
Even though this Cherry Blossom Festival is free to attend it is recommended that attendees bring cash with them to enjoy the shopping market and the food vendors.