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Malott Japanese Garden Spring 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 Spring Festival

Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, 2019
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Nichols Hall

Learn about children’s celebrations in Japan during this special weekend of activities. Listen to koto harp and shakuhachi flute music, and try your hand at the ancient Japanese art of suminagashi. Visitors are invited to participate in a tea tasting ceremony while supplies last.

Kids of all ages can construct a kimono-clad paper doll, create a miniature carp kite, design a hanging scroll and more, at family-friendly hands-on stations!

Schedule

  • 10:30 a.m. Urasenke Chicago Association: Tea Ceremony
  • 11 a.m. – noon Traditional Tea Tasting
  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. Pam Martinez: Suminigashi 
  • 1 p.m. Michael Gould: Shakuhachi Flute
  • 2 p.m. Chicago Koto Group: Koto Harp