About Ginza Holiday

Nov
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Benefit Donation: $5

  • Benefit Donation of $5 for individuals (adults, seniors, and students)
  • Learn how your support of Ginza benefits the Midwest Buddhist Temple (click here)
  • Children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult

 

What to experience at Ginza Holiday

Ginza 2018 is on August 10-12


Daily Schedule
  • Friday August 10 – 5:30pm – 9:00pm

  • Saturday August 11 – 11:30am – 8:30pm

  • Sunday August 12 – 11:30am – 4:30pm

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Entertainment
  • Minyo Japanese Folk Dance – MBT Minyo Group

  • Taiko Drumming – MBT Taiko / Ho Etsu Taiko

  • Ukelele Performance – Na Kupuna Ukelele Group

  • Judo – Kokushikan Judo Academy

  • Kendo – Choyokan Kendo Dojo

  • Aikido – Oak Park Aikikai / Midwest Aikido Federation

  • Koto Performance – Chicago Koto Group

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The Waza represent a select group of over 100 artisans skilled in traditional crafts dating back to Japan’s Edo Period, 300 years ago. These artisans are here to share traditional Japanese culture. While the Waza travel throughout the world, Ginza Holiday at the Midwest Buddhist Temple is one of their few appearances in the United States.

For 2018 we are honored to have following Waza artisans participate in Ginza Holiday:

    Eiji Kinoshita – Traditional Japanese Pottery
    Masahiro Kawakami – Tenugui, decorative towels
    Yoko Kamada – Shiatsu massage
    Yuzo Mouri – Art of bamboo weaving


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Dining

Many people come to Ginza just for the food and stay for the entertainment and culture. Here are some of our menu items.

  • Chicken Teriyaki
  • Sushi
  • Udon noodles
  • Corn on the cob
  • Edamame
  • Kintoki
  • Spam Musubi
  • Hawaiian Shave Ice
  • Popcorn
  • Iced Tea/Lemonade/Soft drinks
  • Beer

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Cultural Displays
  • Bonsai – miniature trees
  • Ikebana – flower arrangement

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Tour Our Chapel

Ginza visitors are welcome to tour our Temple’s beautiful Hondo (temple hall or chapel). During intermissions in the stage program our resident minister, Rev. Miyamura, will give a brief talk about our Hondo and Shin Buddhism.

Shopping

Our shopping concourse, located outside near the South Gate, has local artisans displaying their crafts. Here are some of the arts and crafts you’ll find along our shopping concourse. Click learn more to see a full list of participating Artisans and Merchants.

  • Ceramics
  • Origami – crafts made of folded paper
  • Jewelry
  • Japanese clothing
  • Small gifts and collectibles
  • Tshirts
  • Japanese Snacks

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