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!

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 hoursCost: $75.00Registration Deadline: Two weeks prior to workshop date.If the 10 student minimum is not met, registration will be moved to the 2022 WorkshopPlease take […]

$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 Ikenobo Ikebana Course at the Japanese Culture Center! Class begins Sunday 8/14/2022 4:00-5:00pm Introductory Course The course fee is $210, which includes flowers and all […]

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 which characters or pictographs are carved, and serves as proof or certification when pressed on a vessel, utensil, painting, document or letter and are typically […]

$140.00

Shinto Muso Ryu 8-Week Course (“Old School” Martial Arts)

Japanese Culture Center 1016 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL

Shinto Muso Ryu is a koryu (lit. “old school”) martial art focused on using a staff to defeat an opponent armed with a sword.Introductory Class DescriptionShinto Muso Ryu is a 400 year old school of combat, focused on using a medium length staff to defeat an opponent armed with a sword. Training is through kata, […]

$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 rest. Appropriate for all seeking stillness, relaxation, meditation, or simply a really great nap. Guests often ask about the difference between sound baths and gong […]

$30.00

Reiki Level I Shoden Class September

Japanese Culture Center 1016 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL

Reiki Level I Shoden: In-person certification training in SeptemberREIKI LEVEL I - SHODEN CLASSAn 8-hour Reiki certification class in the Japanese form of Reiki the "Usui Reiki Ryoho". Class Dates: 4 Fridays May 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the JCC from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Students are expected to arrive 10 minutes prior […]

$200.00

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 patterns. Zen-like in it’s folding, this ancient technique reminds us to be present in the moment. This exciting 2 hr workshop will introduce 4 basic […]

$75.00

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 sonic experience in which guests are immersed in the vibrations of these ancient instruments, creating space for a profound inward journey of meditation, exploration, and […]

$30.00

Suminagashi – Japanese Paper Marbling Workshop

Japanese Culture Center 1016 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL

Join artist Pamela Martinez for a 2 hour introduction to Suminagashi Japanese paper marbling.Suminagashi translated means floating black ink. It is the ancient meditative Japanese practice of gently floating pigments on the surface of water with a brush and then capturing the mono print image on an absorbent paper. This exciting 2 hr. workshop will […]

$60.00