The 65th Annual Ginza Holiday Festival


The awaited 65th Annual Ginza Holiday Festival will paint Chicago in the vibrant world of Japanese culture. After a three-year hiatus, this event returns to Chicago’s historic Old Town, promising a weekend of handmade crafts, delectable food, performances, and more. Mark your calendars for August 11th, 12th, and 13th, as the Midwest Buddhist Temple proudly presents this enchanting festival!

A Cultural Extravaganza

The Ginza Holiday Festival is a celebration of all things Japanese, offering a blend of traditional craftsmanship, cuisine, and entertainment. This year, the festival will showcase the talents of the Waza, master artisans from Japan. These skilled craftsmen create handmade treasures that have been passed down through generations for over 300 years. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to meet these artisans and even acquire some of their exquisite creations!

Enchanting Performances

Minyo Folk Dance at Ginza Holiday Festival

The festival’s stage will come alive with an array of performances that showcase the rich tapestry of Japanese culture. Beats of Taiko Drumming, graceful movements of Minyo Folk Dancing, and demonstrations of Martial Arts will display. These performances provide a window into the heart and soul of Japan’s artistic heritage.

Join the Celebration

To be part of this celebration of Japanese culture, a nominal Benefit Donation of $5 will do. This contribution goes toward supporting the festival and ensuring that its rich cultural experiences continue to thrive.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the magic of the 65th Annual Ginza Holiday Festival. Whether the allure of master craftsmanship, flavors, performances, or a deeper understanding of spirituality captures you, this event promises a weekend of Japan’s cultural treasures!

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