At free events at Japan House like the International Fair, anyone can learn origami—making simple folds in a sheet of paper—to create designs.
Drone photo by Michael Fransen
Alumnus Nathan Gunn, the general director of Lyric Theatre @ Illinois and a star on stages across the planet, made a different kind of debut in Don Giovanni in 2018. Not only did he play the title role—a corporate raider living in Manhattan in this version—but for the first time he served as director of an opera.
Photo by Darrell Hoemann.
Photo by Natalie Fiol
Seiran Chiba demonstrates the dramatic beauty of calligraphy at Japan House.
ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2015
Japan House is dedicated to preserving and sharing ancient art forms such as ikebana, which involves selecting the appropriate flowers to work in harmony with the container, striking a balance between elements and the surrounding space, and arranging petals and leaves to showcase a bloom's beauty.
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Illinois Theatre, March–April 2016
Photo by Darrell Hoemann