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.