This will be our 65th Ginza Holiday Festival and thank you for joining us!
We are taking steps to make Ginza more environmentally responsible so you may notice changes in some containers and cups. Of course our delicious food remains the same! Also, this year we have replaced the ‘printed’ Ginza Booklet with our updated smartphone-friendly website where you can find everything you need to know about Ginza 2019.
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.
We are fortunate to have the following Waza Artisans participate in Ginza Holiday 2019
Eiji Kinoshita – Traditional Japanese Pottery
Masahiro Kawakami – Tenugui, decorative towels
Takeshi Ichigi – Wagashi, confectionery treats
Kimiko Inoue – Ikkan-bari, bamboo crafts
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.