| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:44 AM
August already? This weekend's fests—Ginza Festival, Northalsted Market Days, Bud Billiken Parade and more—signify the height of fest season for me. The weather's warm and humid, Lollapalooza is in the rearview mirror and college students will...
| Aug 3, 2014
At first glance, Shigeo Ito's potted bonsai trees appear to be simply miniatures of those found in nature. But there is more than meets the eye.
"The bonsai trees are living works of art," says Ito, 88, a specialist in this ancient technique of training...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:44 AM
It is very difficult to say "Happy St. Patrick's Day" in Japanese.
"There is no direct Japanese word for St. Patrick's Day," one scholarly Japanese friend tells me. "However, there are a number of written languages in Japanese, and one of these is...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 10:32 AM
The 57th Annual Ginza Holiday, a large Japanese cultural festival, will be presented by the Midwest Buddhist Temple (MBT) on Aug 10, 11, and 12 at 435 W. Menomonee Street in Chicago's historic Old Town.
Flown in from Tokyo for this event, five master...
| Jun 2, 2010
| 2:02 PM
August 13-15-- The 55th Annual Ginza Holiday, a Japanese cultural festival, will take place at the Midwest Buddhist Temple at 435 West Menomonee Street, Chicago, IL 60614. On Friday the festival will run from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-9:...