Japanese Summer Festival

A Celebration of Traditional Cultural Arts

Japanese Summer Festival

A Celebration of Traditional Cultural Arts

Saturday and Sunday, July 27 & 28, 2019 | 10:00AM – 3:00PM

The Japanese Summer Festival features exhibits, demonstrations and unique performances 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.

Off-site parking is offered at the College of Medicine on Parkview Avenue. A free shuttle is provided to & from off-site parking.

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.

Participants are asked to check-in at the registration cart near the Guest House 20 minutes prior to their tea ceremony time.

Tea House (7 Guests Maximum)

Saturday, July 27

$20 Premium Members/$25 Basic & Non-Members

11:00 AM

11:45 AM

1:15 PM

2:15 PM

Guest House (16 Guests Maximum)

Saturday, July 27

$20 Premium Members/$25 Basic & Non-Members

11:45 AM

1:15 PM

2:15 PM

Gazebo (7 Guests Maximum)

Sunday, July 28

$20 Premium Members/$25 Basic & Non-Members

10:45 AM

11:45 AM

1:15 PM

2:15 PM

Guest House (16 Guests Maximum)

Sunday, July 28

$20 Premium Members/$25 Basic & Non-Members

10:45 AM

1:15 PM

2:15 PM

Guest House Special Tea with Wagashi

(16 Guests Maximum)

Sunday, July 28

11:45 AM

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