Traditional Japanese Flower Viewing Tea Ceremony & Bento Lunch

Japanese Flower Viewing Tea Ceremony

Saturday, April 29

$25 Garden Members | $30 Non-Members

10:30 – 11:30 AM (Click HERE to Register)

12:30 – 1:30 PM(Click HERE to Register)

2:00 – 3:00 PM (Click HERE to Register)

Tea Ceremony & Bento Lunch

Sunday, April 30

$40 Garden Members | $45 Non-Members

11:00 AM -1:00 PM – SOLD OUT

  • Both dates will feature a hanami chakai, or traditional Japanese Flower Viewing Tea Ceremony and provide a hands-on lesson focused on proper tea serving procedures and guest etiquette.
  • Sunday’s gathering will also feature a bento lunch.  Bento is a traditional Japanese lunch packaged artfully, designed to delight the stomach and the eye.  
  • All Tea Ceremonies will be held in Anderson Japanese Gardens’ Guest House.

To follow proper Tea Ceremony etiquette, participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to the ceremony and wear white socks.  Shoes are not allowed to be worn in the Guest House.  Space is limited for all tea gatherings and reservations are required.

The tea ceremonies & workshop will be led by Kimiko Gunji, Professor Emeritus of Japanese Traditional Art and Culture and former Director of Japan House at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

For more information about the Tea Ceremony or Bento lunch, please contact Katie at 815.316.3306 or