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Hinamatsuri: Girls' Day at Japan House

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Japan House, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2000 S Lincoln Ave

Urbana, IL 61802

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Celebrate the traditional Japanese holiday Hinamatsuri,

or Girls’ Day, at Japan House!




Japan House will be beautifully embellished with handcrafted decorations, as well as a display of traditional Hinamatsuri dolls representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in the traditional court dress of the Heian era (794-1185 AD). Guests are encouraged to stop by anytime from 2:00 to 4:30 to see inside Japan House, or to watch or participate in the activities listed below.

At 2:00 pm, young ladies (under the age of 18) will be treated to a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and special wagashi (Japanese sweet) from our soon-to-be-released “The Art of Wagashi” cookbook, written by Japan House founder and Professor Emeritus Kimiko Gunji. Cost is $10 per person, reservations required and space is limited to 20 guests. Parents or guardians are encouraged to come and watch the tea ceremony.

At 3:00 pm, there will be a short presentation on the history of Hinamatsuri, followed by a hands-on crafting session of Origami (paper folding), Kokeshi Paper Doll crafting, and Postcard Ink Stamping led by Japan House Interns, as well as Ikebana (flower arranging) led by the Illinois Prairie Chapter of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America. Crafts are suitable for youg ladies 4-13 years old. The presentation and crafting are FREE, no reservations needed.

At 4:00 pm, the Kokushi Midwest Judo school from Champaign, under the instruction of Grace Talusan, will be performing a Ju No Kata demonstration featuring female students from the school. Ju No Kata, meaning "forms of gentleness", is a kata (a set of prearranged forms) in Judo. It is designed to teach the fundamental principles of Judo, especially the principle of ju (yielding or gentleness). The demonstration is FREE, no reservations needed.

We have a no shoe policy inside Japan House. Everyone will be removing their shoes, please wear socks.




For more information, call Japan House at 217-244-9934 or email us at japanhouse@illinois.edu

Japan House, a learning facility centered on the art of Chado, the Way of Tea, is a non-profit organization located on the University of Illinois campus, and offers a multitude of educational opportunities for students and the local community.

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