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

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

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

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

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

2021 EVENTS

Tokushima-Saginaw Friendship Garden Open to Public: 04/01/2021-10/31/2021

Garden Volunteer Day: 06/05/2021 (Saturday 12:30PM – 3:30PM)

Traditional Tea Ceremony: 06/12/2021

Origami Workshop by Mark Wolf-Ott: 06/26/2021 (Saturday 2PM) Free admission, reservation required

Garden Volunteer Day: 06/26/2021 (Saturday 12:30PM – 3:30PM)

Traditional Tea Ceremony: 07/10/2021

Art & History – Memories of Topaz and Poston Internment Camps by George Saito and Bob Iwamasa: 07/17/2021 (Saturday 1:30PM) Free admission, reservation required

Garden Volunteer Day: 07/17/2021 (Saturday 12:30PM – 3:30PM)

Traditional Tea Ceremony: 08/14/2021

Garden Volunteer Day: 08/28/2021 (Saturday 12:30PM – 3:30PM)

Garden Volunteer Day: 09/04/2021 (Saturday 12:30PM – 3:30PM)

Traditional Tea Ceremony: 09/11/2021

Japan Festival in Saginaw: 09/12/2021 (Sunday 1PM – 4PM) Free admission. Tea Ceremony – $10. View the Festival Poster and Program.

Ikebana Workshop (Flower Arrangement) by Judy Takako Thomas: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27/2021 (Wednesdays 1PM – 2:30PM). $20 per workshop, flowers included.

Traditional Tea Ceremony: 10/09/2021

Garden Volunteer Day: 10/23/2021 (Saturday 12:30PM – 3:30PM)

Traditional Tea Ceremony: 11/13/2021

Open House, Holidays in the Heart of the City for November has been canceled

Traditional Tea Ceremony for December has been canceled

2020 EVENTS

Japan-Saginaw Week (online): 10/26 – 11/01, 2020

Saginaw-Japan Week was presented as a virtual online event the week of October 26 through November 1, 2020. Videos of the event can be accessed on the Saginaw-Japan Week page.

Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House, and Gardens
527 Ezra Rust Drive
Saginaw, Michigan 48601
Phone: 989.759.1648
director@japaneseculturalcenter.org

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