From Tea Ceremony to Gardens

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About the Event

Spend the morning at Anderson Japanese Gardens experiencing the beauty of Japan through tea and nature. The journey will begin with a traditional tea ceremony demonstration in a private guest house nesteled deep in the gardens. Kimiko Gunji, Professor Emeritus of Japanese Arts & Culture and founder, Japan House at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will give a brief introduction of the art of tea ceremony, followed by a traditional demontration. After enjoying a specially crafted bowl of tea, our journey will continue with an exclusive private tour of the beautiful gardens.

We ask that all guests meet at the Visitors Center at 9:45 am.

Guests are welcome to explore the gardens on their own after the tour and/or grab lunch at the Fresco at the Gardens. Fee for event includes entrance into the gardens. Free parking is available.

About the Speaker

Kimiko Gunji is Professor Emeritus of Japanese Arts & Culture in the School of Art & Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the founder of the new Japan House at University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, IL. She is a Full Professor of the Ikenobo Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arranging) School in Japan and Chapter President of the Illinois Prairie Ikenobo Ikebana. Kimiko Gunji received numerous awards for her teachings as well as her contributions to promote Japanese arts and culture.

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August 27, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30.00 – $40.00
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Anderson Japanese Gardens
318 Spring Creek Road
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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