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Japanese Summer Festival Anderson Japanese Gardens

This weekend is our very favorite Japanese Festival of the year! The Anderson Japanese Gardens are award winning gardens, and it is the home to this annual Japanese festival. Located in Rockford, IL the festival is only a few hours away from most people if not closer for those living in the Chicago area.

"The Japanese Summer Festival features exhibits, demonstrations and unique performances that appeal to all age groups and helps foster a better understanding of the Japanese culture. Most Festival activities are included with Garden Admission, with a small fee required for tea ceremony participation.

Activities & Performances Include:

  • Taiko Drum Performances

  • Tea Ceremonies

  • Traditional Japanese Dance

  • Falconer Exhibit

  • Origam

  • Japanese Sword Performances

  • Martial Arts Demonstration

  • Candyman (traditional Japanese street performer)

  • Japanese Craftsmen

  • Kagura (Japanese Mask Dance & Drama)