About Us

Our Organization: The Japanese Cultural Center,Tea House, and Gardens of Saginaw, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is proud to implement our mission.

Seasons and Hours: Gardens and Tea House open April-October Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 PM. * Reservations required for Tea Ceremony presented on the 2nd Saturday of each month except for December and, weather permitting, January-March. Please email us or call 989.759.1648 for reservations. See Services & Fees for more information.

Strolling garden is accessible for all visitors at no charge.

Classes: We offer occasional classes in traditional Japanese arts, such as origami (paper folding), bonsai (nurturing dwarfed plants), and Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arranging), etc.


Masumi Azu
Executive Director

Mami Roush・Maddy Jeffers
Administrative Assistant

Alicja Dennis

Austin Brown

Board of Directors

Mr. Todd Hall, President
Glastender, Inc

Ms. Holly Furlo, Vice President
Saginaw Valley State University

Mr. James Gerding, Secretary & Treasurer

Ms. Renee Harvey
eXp Realty

Mr. Phil Karwat
City of Saginaw

Ms. Yoko Mossner

Dr. Evelyn Shields-Mudd
Professor Emeritus

Mr. Les Tincknell

Mr. Michael Wooley Warner
Norcross & Judd LLP

Ms. Masumi Azu

Dr. Monika Dix
Saginaw Valley State University


Tokushima Members

Mayor Sawako Naito

Mr. Hiromu Morizumi

Ms. Michiko Shundou

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