Japanese Garden Children’s Festival

Chicago Botanic GardenOriginal forum post by Kathleen

Malott Japanese Garden Children’s Festival

Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.



Learn about children’s celebrations in Japan during this special weekend of activities. Listen to koto harp and shakuhachi flute music, enjoy traditional folktales, and watch a tea ceremony. Kids of all ages can make projects to celebrate Girls Day and Boys Day — design a kimono paper doll, create a miniature carp kite, construct an origami samurai helmet, and more at family-friendly hands-on stations.

  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Family Activities
  • 10:30 a.m.
    Tea Ceremony Demonstration by Dr. Seiko Nakashima and students of the Urasenke School
  • 11:30 a.m.
    Shakuhachi Flute Performance by Michael Chikuzen Gould
  • 12:30 p.m.
    Storytelling by Anne Shimojima
  • 1:30 p.m.
    Shakuhachi Flute Performance by Michael Chikuzen Gould
  • 2:30 p.m.
    Koto Harp Performance by Chicago Koto Group

It’s supposed to be for kids, but it looks like great fun to me!

More information about planning your visit to the garden is available on the Chicago Botanic Garden website.

Author: Jenn

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