Dressing in a Kimono

To fulfill its mission to educate the public and celebrate traditional aesthetics, Japan House regularly invites experts such as Toshie Hasada from the Hakubi Kyoto Kimono School to share their expertise.

Backstage at Krannert Center

Dancers are movement artists and athletes who must make meticulous preparations before taking the stage so that they perform at the highest level, maintain focus, and develop the appropriate mental and emotional state to express themselves fully.

Photo by Natalie Fiol.

Come Home to Krannert Center

Reaching a milestone calls for an appropriate celebration, and Krannert Center didn't hold back when the big 5-0 rolled around. Regaling returning staff members, alumni, longtime donors, and community friends were Steve Dawson and the Jupiter Quartet.

Krannert Center

How big is it? Krannert Center covers two square blocks and can host more than 4000 people in a single night of singing, playing, dancing, eating, performing, working, and laughing.

Photo by Anna Longworth.

Buddists Pray at Matsuri

To commemorate the end of summer, Japan House hosts Matsuri, where arts like taiko drumming, calligraphy, judo, and origami can be enjoyed alongside Asian food favorites, music, cosplay, ceremonies, and displays of traditional clothing and tea sets.

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