- Newly reduced 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
Friday August 11 – 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday August 12 – 11:30am – 8:30pm
Sunday August 13 – 11:30am – 4:30pm
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
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.
Many people come to Ginza just for the food and stay for the entertainment and culture. Here are some of our menu items.
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.
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.