The 58th Annual Ginza Holiday, a large Japanese cultural festival, will be presented by the Midwest Buddhist Temple on August 9th, 10th, and 11th at 435 W. Menomonee Street in Chicago’s historic Old Town.
A benefit donation of $6 for adults, and $5 for students and senior citizens will be collected at the gate on all other dates. Children under 12 will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
The hours are: Friday, August 9, 5:30 pm-9:00 pm; Saturday, August 10, 11:30 am-9:30 pm; Sunday, August 11, 11:30 am – 6:00 pm.
For information, call 312-943-7801
Ginza continues into Saturday evening with Yoko Noge's Japanesque Band. Yoko Noge's performance drew a large audience last year engaging her fans into her lively performance. Yoko’s music can be described as a combination of Japanese ''Minyo'' folk music with “Chicago blues.” Performed with electric piano, shamisen, horn section, and Yoko’s sweet and growly blues vocals, the Japanesque ensemble will warm the August night at their return appearance at Ginza. Yoko will perform from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm on Saturday evening.
Admission fee to Ginza will increase to $10 at 7:00 on the night of the performance.
For more information visit the Chicago Ginza website: Ginza Festival Chicago - 58th Annual Ginza Festival
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Photos from Friday nights performances