Our 63rd Ginza Holiday Festival is over, and we are left with great memories.

Three days of perfect weather, and wonderful crowds. Our 100+ volunteers worked as one team to prepare and serve our chicken teriyaki, sushi and other traditional foods. Performers played to full houses, and visitors crowded the outside vendor booths and indoor bonsai and ikebana exhibits.

We were honored by a visit from Japan Consul General Ito who sampled our food and addressed the audience. Once again the WAZA craftspeople from Japan brought their beautiful goods for sale.

Summer in Chicago offers a multitude of festival and event options, and Ginza weekend is no exception. We are grateful to all who choose to attend our festival and enjoy our unique blend of Japanese traditional and modern crafts, food and entertainment.

We look forward to seeing you again at the 64th Ginza Holiday Festival on August 9, 10 and 11, 2019.

Midwest Buddhist Temple