Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival

Kids of all ages can celebrate summer by making a paper fan, kite, and more!

PHOTO: Japanese Garden Summer Festival

Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 2014
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Learn about the summer festivals (matsuri) celebrated in Japan during this special weekend of activities. Listen to taiko drum and koto harp music, enjoy traditional folktales, and watch a tea ceremony. Kids of all ages can make projects to celebrate summer — fold origami, create a paper fan, make a kite, and more at family-friendly, hands-on stations. 

  • 10:30 a.m. Students of Dr. Nakashima Tea Ceremony
  • 11:30 a.m. Anne Shimojima with Traditonal Storytelling
  • 12:30 p.m. Kokyo Taiko with Taiko Drumming
  • 1:30 p.m. Chicago Koto Group with Koto Harp