Japanese flower arranging, tea ceremonies set for Oct. 18-19 at Anderson Gardens

Staff Report

Rockford’s Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road, will host a Japanese flower arranging (Ikebana) demonstration and gallery exhibit combined with a public demonstration of a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony (Chanoyu) Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19.

Ikebana demonstrations are led by students of the Ikenobo Ikebana School in Chicago, and Tea Ceremony sessions will be led by students of the late Professor Ikka Nakashima. Both will take place in Anderson Gardens’ Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. both days.

Space is limited to 60 guests per demonstration, and the cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For reservations and additional information, contact Katie Weston by phone at (815) 316-3306 or by email at kweston@andersongardens.org.

Anderson Japanese Gardens is one of the highest-rated Japanese gardens in North America. Inspired by calm and tranquility, this 12-acre award-winning landscape is composed of koi-filled ponds, winding paths, gentle streams, plunging waterfalls, raked gravel gardens, beautifully trained pines, and more. Master craftsmanship and 16th-century traditional architecture are found throughout.

For a complete schedule of events and programming, visit us at www.AndersonGardens.org.

From the Oct. 15-21, 2014, issue

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