Anderson Gardens offers Tea Ceremony, Ikebana Oct. 16-17
From press release
Anderson Japanese Gardens (AJG) continues its annual presentation of a traditional Tea Ceremony and Ikebana exhibition. Oct. 16 and 17, AJG is honored to host Professor Ikka Nakashima of Chicago as she presents four Japanese tea ceremonies (Chanoyu) as well as a Japanese flower arranging (Ikebana) exhibition and demonstration.
Professor Nakashima was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, by his Majesty the Emperor of Japan, in recognition of her decades as a cultural ambassador of Japan. The professor has been teaching Ikebana and Chanoyu at the highest level for more than 60 years. She has been recognized by the Urasenke School in Kyoto with their highest honor, Honorable Professor of Urasenke Tea.
The event will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16-17, at Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, in the lower level gallery.
Cost is $15 per person, limited to 60 people per session. To make reservations, call or e-mail Julie Pastore at (815) 229-9390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Oct. 13-19, 2010 issue
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