Japanese Summer Festival 2019
Andersen Japanese Gardens: 318 Spring Creek Road, Rockford Illinois 61107
A Celebration of Traditional Cultural Arts
July 27 & 28, 2019 | 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Admission $10 (adult)
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.