Japan House aims to make the beauty of traditional Japanese arts and culture accessible to everyone.

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Join us for a bi-weekly program we call Japan House Shares where we will explore a new theme with how-to videos, historical reference, craft projects and more!

Go to the Japan House YouTube page and look for the Japan House Shares playlist. There you can see all of the past themes and watch the new one every other Sunday at 4pm.


In response to the latest guidelines and information from public health authorities and the University of Illinois, Japan House will be closed to the public effective immediately, and remain closed until further notice. For public health concerns, Japan House has canceled all events, public teas, and community classes —University of Illinois Japan House classes will be held online.

It is the top priority and responsibility of Japan House to take abundant caution for the health and safety of our guests, supporters, and staff. We encourage everyone to do what they can to stay healthy, informed and updated with information by following the guidelines and suggestions on the CDC website and https://covid19.illinois.edu/

The health and well-being of our Japan House community must come first. Please take good care and we look forward to the day when we can safely welcome you back to Japan House.

The gardens of Japan House remain free and open to the public at this time. If you have any questions, please email us at japanhouse@illinois.edu.

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Through cultural courses and seminars, community outreach programs, and international visiting artists, Japan House builds bridges and generates connections that unite us in our collective humanity.

Japan House offers a variety of comprehensive classes in traditional Japanese arts for both University of Illinois students as well as community members.

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