61st Annual Ginza Holiday Festival

  • 05:30 PM

The 61st Annual Ginza Holiday Festival, a large Japanese cultural festival, will be presented by the Midwest Buddhist Temple (MBT) on Aug. 12, 13 and 14 at 435 W. Menomonee Street in Chicago’s historic Old Town. Flown in from Tokyo for this event, four master craftspersons (Waza) will demonstrate their generations-old skills creating unique crafts. The public will have the opportunity to meet the Waza and purchase their crafts. Several other exhibits and booths will be filled with Japanese textiles, snacks, t-shirts, kimonos, artwork and jewellery.

An abundance of traditional Japanese cuisine will be offered, including the famous grilled Chicken Teriyaki dinner, udon (Japanese cold noodles), sushi, Spam musubi, edamame, grilled corn on the cob and Hawaiian shave ice. For dessert, try the kintoki (Japanese snow cone topped with sweet azuki beans). Japanese beer will also be available.

A benefit donation of $7 for adults, and $6 for students and senior citizens will be collected at the gate. Children under 12 will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. A special 3-day pass will be available for $15. On Saturday evening, $12 will be charged after 7:00 for the Yoko Noge concert.

For more information, please visit http://www.ginzachicago.com.