Malott Japanese Garden Spring Festival

April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Free, regular parking rates apply
Chicago Botanic Garden

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.

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

Nichols Hall

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


  • 10:30 a.m. Urasenke Chicago Association: Tea Ceremony
  • 11 a.m. – noon Traditional Tea Tasting (limited availability, first-come to tea ceremony will be first-served)
  • Noon – 2 p.m. Pam Martinez: Suminigashi (making marbled paper)
  • 1 p.m. Michael Gould: Shakuhachi Flute
  • 2 p.m. Chicago Koto Group: Koto Harp
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