Upcoming Events

The Japanese Culture Center hosts a wide variety of classes, events, and demonstrations to explore the rich cultural heritage of artists and creators worldwide. Come join us for an immersive experience right in the heart of Chicago!

Sake & Haiku (Japanese Poetry)

Konbini and Kanpai 1433 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL

Haiku and sake is a collaboration of the senses.The participants will hear a short talk about the history of haiku, what it is and how to write it. They will […]

$30.00

Virtual Introduction to Japanese Language

Learn Japanese in this five-week introductory session!Learn to read, write, and speak with fellow classmates in our Introduction to Japanese Language class!GENERAL INFO:‣ Price ⇰ $120.00 per student (textbook NOT […]

$120.00

Art & Identity in the Atomic Age Exhibition

Rotofugi 2780 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL

Join DePaul University and the Japanese Arts Foundation for a lantern exhibition, 'Art & Identity in the Atomic Age'!Please join us for Art & Identity in the Atomic Age, a […]

Free

Virtual Introduction to Japanese Language

Learn Japanese in this five-week introductory session!Learn to read, write, and speak with fellow classmates in our Introduction to Japanese Language class!GENERAL INFO:‣ Price ⇰ $120.00 per student (textbook NOT […]

$120.00

Introductory Ikenobo Ikebana Workshop (In-Person)

Japanese Culture Center 1016 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL

Join us for this Introductory Ikebana Workshop in the Ikenobo style of Ikebana.Workshop InformationDate: June 4Time: 2:00-4:00pm Location: Japanese Culture CenterNumber of Students: 10 StudentsNumber of Classes: one workshopLength: 2 […]

$75.00

Virtual June Sumi-e Classes

Japanese ink painting, (sumi-e) is the art of painting using brush (fude), ink (sumi) and thin absorbent “rice-paper” (washi).About this EventThe Blooming Lotus PathAs we take a contemplative journey along […]

$120.00

Virtual Shodo Class for June

A virtual Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) program with instruction from Hekiun Oda Sensei.The Japanese Culture Center is excited to hold a 書道 - Shodo / Japanese Calligraphy program with Chicago's own […]

$120.00

Sound Bath

Japanese Culture Center 1016 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL

A gentle and meditative immersion in the sounds of singing bowls, drums, gongs, and other tools.About the experience:Participants “bathe” in the vibrations of ancient and modern instruments, allowing for deep […]

$30.00

Virtual June Sumi-e Classes (Tuesdays)

Japanese ink painting, (sumi-e) is the art of painting using brush (fude), ink (sumi) and thin absorbent “rice-paper” (washi).About this EventThe Blooming Lotus PathAs we take a contemplative journey along […]

$120.00

Virtual Introduction to Origami Lessons

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! ** $10 class fee****$10 class fee**Origami Class DescriptionFrom cranes to flowers to cute little boxes, origami is the Japanese art of paper folding […]

$10.00

Orizomegami – Japanese Paper Dyeing Workshop

Japanese Culture Center 1016 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL

Absorbent paper is folded and then dyed to produce interesting geometrical patterns. Zen-like in it’s folding, this ancient technique remindAbsorbent paper is folded and then dyed to produce interesting geometrical […]

$75.00

Virtual Reiki Practice for Self-Care

Join this one-hour virtual Reiki practice for self-care to relax, refresh, and find balance!**$20 per person**ABOUT THE SELF-CARE PRACTICEThis one-hour online Reiki self-care practice in the traditional Japanese style of […]

$20.00

Virtual Intermediate Origami Workshop

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! **$10 class fee**Origami Class DescriptionAt this exciting new workshop, Yamamoto-sensei will be going over more difficult patterns utilizing different base folds and more […]

$15.00

June Hanko Workshop

Japanese Culture Center 1016 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL

We are excited to announce Shehan Sensei’s Virtual Hanko (判子) (Seal Carving) Workshop sponsored by The Japanese Culture Center.Class Description:A seal is typically made of stone, wood or ivory on […]

$140.00

Origami Fold and Sip (June)

Konbini and Kanpai 1433 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL

Come enjoy delicious beverages while we learn the Japanese art of paper folding!Event InfoCome join the Japanese Culture Center for our popular Fold and Sip event! We will be learning […]

Donation

Virtual Introduction to Origami Lessons

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! ** $10 class fee****$10 class fee**Origami Class DescriptionFrom cranes to flowers to cute little boxes, origami is the Japanese art of paper folding […]

$10.00

Bon Odori Dance Class: Part 1

Japanese Culture Center 1016 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL

Learn the Bon Odori dances from Japan you need to join BON Fest Chicago from home. Class one: Shizuoka Meguri and Tankobushi!Free Bon Odori Dance Classes with Yoshinojo Fujima of […]

Free

Ikebana Walking Exhibition

Southport Corridor Chicago 3200 - 3900 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL

A free outdoor exhibition walking of Japanese flower arrangement to support Lakeview & Roscoe Village's local restaurants and businesses!The Japanese Culture Center, in partnership with the Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber […]

Free

Virtual Shodo Class for July

A virtual Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) program with instruction from Hekiun Oda Sensei.The Japanese Culture Center is excited to hold a 書道 - Shodo / Japanese Calligraphy program with Chicago's own […]

$120.00

Gong Bath

Japanese Culture Center 1016 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL

Gongs have been used throughout history to signify awakening, arrivals, and important transitions.Gongs have been used throughout history to signify awakening, arrivals, and important transitions. Gong baths provide a powerful […]

$30.00

Contemporary Suminagashi – Advanced Japanese Paper Marbling Workshop

Japanese Culture Center 1016 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL

Join artist Pamela Martinez for a 3 hour class on Contemporary Suminagashi Japanese paper marbling.Are you ready to explore additional Suminagashi paper marbling designs? This three hour workshop will introduce […]

$75.00

Introduction to Ikebana Flower Arrangement: 6 Week Class

Japanese Culture Center 1016 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL

We are excited to offer the next 6 Week Ikebana Course with Ikenobo Senior Professor Charles Harris at the Japanese Culture Center!We are excited the return of the 6 Week […]

$210.00

Introductory Ikenobo Ikebana Workshop (In-Person)

Japanese Culture Center 1016 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL

Join us for this Introductory Ikebana Workshop in the Ikenobo style of Ikebana.Workshop InformationDate: August 13Time: 2:00-4:00pm Location: Japanese Culture CenterNumber of Students: 10 StudentsNumber of Classes: one workshopLength: 2 […]

$75.00

August Hanko Workshop

Japanese Culture Center 1016 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL

We are excited to announce Shehan Sensei’s Virtual Hanko (判子) (Seal Carving) Workshop sponsored by The Japanese Culture Center.Class Description:A seal is typically made of stone, wood or ivory on […]