Gardens and Tea House open April - October, Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-4:00 PM. Tea ceremony held on 2nd Saturday of each month at 2pm, year round.
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The Saginaw Japanese Cultural Center is made up of a tea house and garden and was established as a symbol of cultural exchange with Saginaw's Sister City in Japan, Tokushima. The citizens of both communities shared in the cost of the facilities and the land is jointly owned by both cities. The teahouse was designed by Tsutomu Takenaka and constructed in 1985 as a collaborative effort between the City of Saginaw and its sister city Tokushima, Japan.
Tea ceremonies are held on the second Saturday of each month at 2pm. Those interested in holding weddings or visiting the tea house should call in advance. The gardens are open throughout the year.
In addition to the Japanese Cultural Center, the Saginaw Art Museum and the Lucille B. Anderson Memorial Garden are also located nearby.
TEA CEREMONY Course Duration: 8 weeks Cost: $15 per session Class Duration: 1 hour/week Class Meets: Friday, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Instructor: Yoko Geeting
CALLIGRAPHY Course Duration: 6 weeks Cost: $8 per session Class Duration: 1 hour/week Class Meets: Fridays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Instructor: Yoko Geeting
IKEBANA Course Duration: Unlimited Cost: $15 per arrangement (Flowers included) Class Duration: 1½ hours/week Class Meets: Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Instructor: Judy Thomas
ORIGAMI Course Duration: Unlimited Cost: $5 per session ($3 for large groups) Class Duration: 1½ hours/week Class Meets: Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:30 Instructor: Mark Dewolf-Ott
BONSAI Course Duration: Unlimited Cost: $50 per session (trees included) Class Duration: 1½ - 2 hours/week Class Meets: Saturdays, 1:30 - 3/3:30 p.m. Instructor: Fred Boehringer
PLEASE CALL (517) 759-1648 FOR FURTHER DETAILS
The spring rain
Which hangs to the branches
Of the green willow
Looks like pearls
Threaded on a string.
Lady Ise Kokinshû(?) trans. by Arthur Waley 9th century