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Date(s) - 05/06/2023
Japan House is a cultural establishment made up of three authentic Japanese tea rooms and a teaching space which are surrounded by Japanese gardens. The environment of Japanese aesthetics both inside and out makes for an immersive experience. By taking part in a tea ceremony, class, workshop or performance, a visitor will not only experience Japanese culture but will find means of absorbing the Japanese influence and aesthetics into their own lives.
In past years at this family-friendly event, there has been something for everyone. Artists and craftspeople with items for sale, as well as interactive activities, such as ikebana (flower arranging), origami (paper folding), yukata and cosplay dressing, traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, and tours of the Arboretum by Master Gardeners have happened at past events. There was also a kid’s area with bubbles and a variety of games that were a highlight for the younger guests.
A multicultural event, Matsuri features elements from other Asian countries such as India with food, performances and henna artists from the community. Guests are encouraged to wear traditional clothing such as Japanese yukata, Indian sari or Korean hanbok, as well as your favorite cosplay attire for the day. Matsuri t-shirts will be available for purchase from the Japan House Interns for anyone who wants to be festive without the fuss.
Check out the Japan House on Facebook for more details as the event gets closer.