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

Register for upcoming public events via EventBrite! Join us for a public tea ceremony and other events!


The gardens of Japan House remain free and open to the public at this time but events will resume in the fall semester. The building will be closed in the summer for maintenance. Japan House is a university teaching facility and the building is used as a classroom for students taking university courses in Japanese arts and aesthetics during the week. For public events and programming, please visit our EventBrite for more information. If you have any questions, please email us at japanhouse@illinois.edu.


Shop Online for delightful gifts and other wellness items from Japan House. The Art of Wagashi by Kimiko Gunji is now back in stock!

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Study at Japan House

Study Opportunities

University Classes
Community Classes
Internship Opportunities

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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