Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ikebana and Chanoyu Tea Ceremony

Anderson Japanese Gardens will host a Japanese flower arranging (Ikebana) demonstration and gallery exhibit combined with a public demonstration of a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony (Chanoyu) on Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19. Ikebana demonstrations are led by the students of the Ikenobo Ikebana School in Chicago and Tea Ceremony sessions will be led by students of the late Professor Ikka Nakashima. Both will take place in the Visitor Center. Space is limited to 60 guests per demonstration and […]

Thinking About Fall Colors

Here at Anderson Japanese Gardens, the end of the summer is traditionally marked by the Japanese Summer Festival at the end of August. But this doesn’t mean that the Gardens have closed! Fall often has the most pleasant weather, and certainly the most colorful foliage, of the year. Our mostly cool and wet summer has caused some of our trees and shrubs to start changing already, introducing some reds, yellows and caramel colors into the landscape. The leaves haven’t yet […]