Upcoming Events

The Traditional Tea Ceremony is presented the 2nd Saturday of every month at 2:00 pm throughout the year (except December), weather permitting, at a cost of $10.00 per person. Reservations required –director@japaneseculturalcenter.org or 989.759.1648.

The Japanese Cultural Center and the gardens will open for the season on April 1st, 2021. We are now accepting reservations for the monthly Tea Ceremony and private/group tea ceremony.

Tea & Tours are by appointment only. Appointment times will be 1:00 pm 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm with a maximum of 15 people per tour.

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 still required.

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

Docent Volunteer Training: Saturday April 10th (10:30AM -1:30PM) & April 24th (11:00 AM-2PM) by our local professional trainers, Randi Kawakita and Dr. Monika Dix. (Participants must attend both sessions in order to complete the training. Question or to register: please email: director@japaneseculturalcenter.org

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: 11/19/2021 (TBA)

Traditional Tea Ceremony: 12/11/2021 (TBA)

Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House, and Gardens
527 Ezra Rust Drive
Saginaw, Michigan 48601
Phone: 989.759.1648

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