Malott Japanese Garden Children’s Festival

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.


1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, Ill. 60022
(847) 835-5440
Date: May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Free, $30 parking

Learn about children’s celebrations in Japan during this special weekend. 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. The schedule includes: members of the Urasenke Chicago Association: tea ceremony at 10:30 a.m.; Michael Gould: shakuhachi flute at 11:30 a.m.; Anne Shimojima: traditional storytelling at 12:30 p.m.; Chicago Koto Group: koto harp at 1:30 p.m.


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