Activities

Japanese Fall Festival

The Japanese Fall Festival is proceeding as scheduled on Saturday, September 8. 

Cultural Experience Tent (Nihon Bunka Taiken)
Brought to you by partnership with Springfield Regional Arts Council

Try your hand at gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish printing, and other activities like origami and calligraphy.

Children’s Activity Area
Brought to you by Kazumi Holcomb’s Japanese language classes at Kickapoo High School

Participate in traditional Japanese games and crafts designed for children.

Cotton Kimono Try-On (Yukata Taiken)
Brought to you by Kizuna Japan America Friendship Club

Choose from a selection of yukata, cotton kimonos, to try on with assistance.

Tea Ceremonies (Chanoyu)
Brought to you by Kizuna Japan America Friendship Club

Experience an authentic tea ceremony in the beautiful tea house. Space is very limited; tickets must be purchased for $10 at the Souvenir Tent on the day of the ceremony. Ceremonies last about 30 minutes.

Tea Café (Chadokoro)
Brought to you by Kizuna Japan America Friendship Club

Enjoy the same matcha tea and candy served in authentic tea ceremonies for only $5 (cash only).

Candlelight Walk

Beginning at dusk on Friday and Saturday, hundreds of torches light the garden pathways and soft Japanese music fills the air to create a romantic strolling atmosphere until 10:00 p.m.

 

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