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Annual fall open house at Japan House on Oct. 20

Melissa Mitchell, News Editor
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Guest artist Isao Takahashi will exhibit the art of hanga – woodblock print-making – at the annual fall open house at the University of Illinois’ Japan House on Oct. 20.

The event, free and open to the public, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the house, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.

Takahashi, who is from Osaka, Japan, will give printmaking demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. His work also will be on view throughout the day.

Tea ceremony demonstrations will be conducted throughout the day by the Japan House Urasenke Tea Study Group and members of the Urasenke Chicago Chapter. Also, students enrolled in an ikebana (flower-arranging) course offered by the UI School of Art and Design will display their floral arrangements at the open house.

More information about the open house and other Japan House events and activities is available on the Web at