Malott Japanese Garden Children’s Festival

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.

Malott Japanese Garden Children’s Festival

Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18, 2014
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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. Kids of all ages can make projects to celebrate the traditional Girls' Day and Boys' Day—design a kimono-clad paper doll, create a miniature carp kite, construct an origami samurai helmet, and more at family-friendly, hands-on stations.

  • 10:30 a.m.: students of Dr. Nakashima: tea ceremony
  • 11:30 a.m.: Michael Gould: shakuhachi flute
  • 12:30 p.m.: Anne Shimojima: traditonal storytelling 
  • 1:30 p.m.: Chicago Koto Group: koto harp