Malott Japanese Garden Children’s Festival

Learn about children’s celebrations in Japan during this special weekend of activities. Listen to koto harp and shakuhachi flute music, enjoy traditional folk tales, and watch a tea ceremony.

Malott Japanese Garden Children’s Festival

Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, 2015
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

10:30 a.m.: students of Dr. Nakashima: tea ceremony
11:30 a.m.: Michael Gould: shakuhachi flute
12:30 p.m.: Anne Shimojima: traditonal storytelling 
1:30 p.m.: Chicago Koto Group: koto harp

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