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Join Us @ Japanese Summer Festival

Japanese Summer Festival 2019

Japanese Summer Festival

The Japanese Summer Festival features exhibits, demonstrations and unique performances such as taiko that appeal to all age groups and 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. This is a perfect event to wear Japanese kimono to, and offers many unique photo ops. Tea ceremonies are hosted by Kimiko Gunji, Professor Emeritus of Japanese Arts & Culture in the School of Art & Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Anderson Japanese Gardens Tea Study Group. Sensei Gunji is also the retired director of Japan House at the University. There is a special tea ceremony in the Guest House on Sunday at 11:45 AM, featuring hand made wagashi. Registration for all ceremonies is required and space is limited at each tea ceremony.

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