Upcoming Events

The Traditional Tea Ceremony is presented every Saturday at 2:00 pm (April-October) and 2nd Saturday (November-March), weather permitting, at a cost of $10.00 per person. Reservations required –director@japaneseculturalcenter.org or 989.759.1648.

Tea & Tours are available for walk-ins. For group tours, advanced reservations required. 

We will continue to follow all of the current social distancing and mask guidelines as the stated by the CDC. Within the tea house masks are required.

2022 EVENTS

02/12/2022 – 2nd Saturday Traditional Tea Ceremony – 2:00 – 3:00

03/12/2022 – 2nd Saturday Traditional Tea Ceremony – 2:00 – 3:00
03/26/2022 – Garden Volunteer Day – Saturday, Noon – 2:00
03/26/2022 – Intro to Japanese by Prof. Monika Dix –  Saturday, 2:00 – 4:00 – View PDF

04/01/2022 – Gardens and the Tea House opens for the season 
04/02/2022 – Docent Volunteer Training – Saturday, 10:00 – 1:00
04/09/2022 – Docent Volunteer Training – Saturday, 10:00 – 1:00
04/09/2022 – 2nd Saturday Traditional Tea Ceremony – 2:00 – 3:00 
04/16/2022 – Garden Volunteer Day – Saturday, Noon – 4:00
04/16/2022 – Ukiyo-e: The Art of Japanese Woodblock Prints – Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00 – View PDF

4/23/2022 – Garden Volunteer Day – Saturday, Noon – 4:00

05/21/2022 – Bonsai Workshop by Jack Sustic, Bonsai Master – Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 – View PDF

5/28/2022 – Garden Volunteer Day – Saturday, Noon – 4:00

06/04/2022 – Garden Volunteer Day – Saturday, Noon – 4:00
06/11/2022 – Tomodachi Society Tea Ceremony (Prof. Nabeta) – Saturday, 1:00 – 2:00
06/11/2022 – 2nd Saturday Tea Ceremony (Prof. Nabeta) – 2:00 – 3:00
06/25/2022 – Bonsai Workshop by Jack Sustic, Bonsai Master – Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 – View PDF

07/06/2022 – Ikebana Class (Japanese Flower Arrangement) by Judy Thomas – Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:30 – View PDF

07/07/2022 – Tanabata Star Festival – Thursday, 1:00 – 3:00 – View flyer

07/13/2022 – Ikebana Class (Japanese Flower Arrangement) by Judy Thomas – Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:30 – View PDF
07/14/2022 – Tea Ceremony at Castle Museum (Saginaw), Summer Cultural Celebrations – Thursday, 1:00 – 2:00
07/16/2022 – Garden Volunteer Day – Saturday, Noon – 4:00
07/20/2022 – Ikebana Class (Japanese Flower Arrangement) by Judy Thomas – Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:30 – View PDF
07/27/2022 – Ikebana Class (Japanese Flower Arrangement) by Judy Thomas – Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:30 – View PDF

08/18/2022 – The Japanese History of  Buddhist Art by Prof. Monika Dix, Thursday, 1:00-2:30 – View PDF

09/17/2022 – Garden Volunteer Day – Saturday, Noon – 4:00
09/18/2022 – Japan Festival – Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 – View PDF

9/24/2022 Tea Ceremony – Saturday, 2:00-3:00

10/01/2022 Tea Ceremony – Saturday, 12:30-1:30

10/01/2022 – Japanese Internment Camp by George Saito, David Yamamoto, and Bob Iwamasa – Saturday, 1:30 – 3:00 – View flyer

10/08/2022 Tea Ceremony – Saturday, 2:00-3:00

10/15/2022 Tea Ceremony – Saturday, 2:00-3:00

10/22/2022 Tea Ceremony – Saturday, 2:00-3:00

10/29/2022 Tea Ceremony – Saturday, 2:00-3:00

10/29/2022 – Garden Volunteer Day – Saturday, Noon – 4:00

11/01/2022 – 03/31/2023  ***Gardens and Tea House closed***

11/12.2022 – 2nd Saturday Tea Ceremony – 2:00-3:00

11/18/2022 – Holidays in the Heart of the City by Positive Results Downtown Saginaw – Friday, 5:30 – 8:00

12/10/2022 – 2nd Saturday Tea Ceremony – 2:00-3:00 – CANCELLED

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