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2019 - 64th Annual Ginza Holiday Festival (Japanese Cultural Festival - Japanese Food, Martial Arts, Unique Crafts..)Newly Listed

Date: Friday, 9 August, 2019       Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Midwest Buddhist Temple
435 West Menomonee Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Phone: (312) 943-7801
Website: Click to Visit

The 64th Annual Ginza Holiday Festival, a large Japanese cultural festival, will be presented by the Midwest Buddhist Temple on Aug. 9, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM; Saturday, Aug. 10, 11:30 AM - 8:30 PM; Sunday, Aug. 11, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Flown in from Tokyo for this event, four master craftspersons (Waza) will demonstrate their generations-old skills creating unique crafts. The public will have the opportunity to meet the Waza and purchase their crafts. Several other exhibits and booths will be filled with textiles and other products from Japan, snacks, t-shirts, kimonos, artwork and jewelry.

An abundance of traditional Japanese cuisine will be offered, including the famous grilled Chicken Teriyaki dinner, udon (Japanese cold noodles), sushi, Spam musubi, edamame, grilled Mirai Corn on the Cob and Hawaiian shave ice. For dessert, try the kintoki (Japanese snow cone topped with sweet azuki beans). Japanese beer will also be available.

Featured at the festival will be ongoing stage performances with the energetic taiko drumming by Ho Etsu Taiko and MBT Taiko; the MBT Minyo Group, the Chicago Koto Group and the Na Kupuna Ukulele group. Aikido and Judo schools will demonstrate self-defense tactics, while Kendo (Japanese fencing) will entertain the crowd. Inside the temple, there will be exhibits of bonsai and ikebana (flower arranging).

The chapel will be open for visitors who are interested in observing the place of worship and learning the basics of Buddhism. During stage intermissions, Rev. Ron Miyamura will deliver brief talks on Buddhism.

For more information, please visit us online at http://www.ginzaholiday.com or contactThe Midwest Buddhist Temple at 312-943-7801 or Joy Zavala, Ginza Publicity Chairperson, at info@ginzaholiday.com.

Festival Date
August 9 - 11, 2019 (3 Days) 

Festival Time
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Friday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm Saturday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm Sunday

Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 West Menomonee Street, Chicago, IL 60614

Annual Ginza Holiday Festival (Japanese Cultural Festival - Japanese Food, Martial Arts, Unique Crafts..)


Friday, 9 August, 2019

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Lynne Matsumoto

Phone: (312) 943-7801
Website: Click to Visit


$5, children under 12 free with an adult

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