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Shinrin Onyoku, Third Sunday Music in the Forest at Japan House

Japan House

2000 S. Lincoln Ave.

Urbana, Illinois 61801


(217) 244-9934


Category

Music

Hours

May 15, 2022

4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Enjoy live music and treats as you stroll the grounds near Japan House!

In the spirit of Shinrin Yoku, or "forest bathing", Japan House is hosting a variety of musical performances throughout the grounds near and around Japan House for anyone to freely come and enjoy. Specific locations will not be detailed, but rather guests are encouraged to safely and respectfully explore the beautiful gardens.

This month, Japan House will feature Bloco Gavião, an Afro-Brazilian percussion ensemble.

Japan House's Matcha Cafe will be open at 4pm featuring a variety of sweet and savory treats, as well as a variety of beverages. Local favorite Prairie Fruits Farm Goat-milk Gelato will be available in 2 flavors (matcha and vanilla) for $4 per scoop. Guests may pre-order a Musubi Set with Sweetened Matcha for $12. Additional Musubi Sets will be available for purchase at the event. 65 musubi sets are available pre-order until 5pm Friday, May 13th at 5pm, or until quantities sell out. CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER

Quantities are limited on all items and cannot be guaranteed. Come early for the best selection.

For this month's Shinrin Onyoku, we are excited that our friends from Tangerine Mountain will be set-up in a tent on the south side of Japan House selling a wonderful selection of imported yukata, kimono, accessories and other Japanese items from 1pm-6pm. Founded in 2014 by sisters Cheri Santellano and Teri Noto, Tangerine Mountain has quickly become a top importer, retailer and educator of authentic kimono and yukata in the United States. Shop early and wear your new kimono or yukata to the event starting at 4pm along with the Japan House Staff and other supporters.

Music starts at 4:30. End times will vary by vendor quantities and performer's playlist (by 6pm).

As a non-profit, Japan House relies on generous donors and supporters to bring public engagement to the community. Although this is a FREE EVENT, a $5 donation is suggested so we may continue to provide valuable opportunities for our community.

PLEASE NOTE: Japan House will not be open to the public, this includes restrooms.

 

About Bloco Gavião

Open to campus and community members free of charge, their workshops in Urbana, Illinois, introduce Afro-Brazilian drumming traditions, including samba-reggae and maracatu. Their goal for their work in the community is to share 'axé' a Yoruba word which is translated as 'the energy that gives life. The name Gavião was chosen in homage to the great Capoeira Angola Mestre, Mestre João Grande (João Oliveira dos Santos) who has been responsible for spreading the art of Capoeira Angola and its accompanying cultural and musical manifestations around the world. Bloco Gavião offers high-energy, community-focused musical presentations and workshops for all ages. Bloco Gavião is a collaboration with Capoeria Angola Center of Mestre João Grande – Illinois and is also associated with the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

 

Category

Music

Hours

May 15, 2022

4:00pm - 6:00pm

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