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Japan House open house set for Oct. 25

Melissa Mitchell, Arts Editor


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Martial arts demonstrations are among the highlights of the annual fall open house at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Japan House on Oct. 25.

That day, Japan House – an educational and cultural center focusing on Japanese arts – will open its doors to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The facility is located at 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.

At 11 a.m., Illinois alumnus Greg Harvey will present a talk titled “Zen and Tea are One Taste.” Beginning at 1 p.m., various groups from the Champaign-Urbana area will demonstrate and discuss their knowledge of Japanese martial arts.

Throughout the day, tea ceremony will be conducted by members of the
Urbana-Champaign Association of Chado Urasenke Tankokai.

Information about the open house and other activities and events sponsored by Japan House is available on the Web or by calling 244-9934.