Chicago celebrates Japanese culture
July 19, 2012 by Sarah
The fifty-seventh Ginza Festival will take place at the Midwest Buddhist Temple in Chicago from August 10 – 12. Admission is a donation of $6 for adults or $5 for students and seniors.
The festival will feature several taiko drumming groups, dancing, music, martial arts demonstrations, bonsai trees, ikebana, Japanese arts and crafts, Japanese food and beer, an artisans market place, and demonstrations by Waza craftsmen. Waza is a group of artists who are dedicated to preserving traditional Japanese crafts. Items available for purchase in the market place will include Japanese arts and crafts, silk flowers, paintings, and prints. Those who attend the festival can also tour the temple and find out what Buddhism entails.
This annual event draws people from all over the area, including nearby Morton Grove. Local printing companies will no doubt be helping the organizers to publicize this popular event throughout the area by providing services such as poster printing. Posters, if used, could be hung in any areas that the public might visit in the city. Printing companies can also help artisans who will be hoping to sell their works in the marketplace, as a well-placed banner or sign can help draw passers-by to their table. They might also want to consider obtaining business cards to hand out to people who might also wish to purchase from them in the future.
Events such as this can help Americans to understand what Japanese culture is all about. The Ginza Festival should be a great place to bring the kids and to help them learn about another culture.