Gallery Days will feature Japanese Arts and Artisans, and gives you the opportunity to view "rarely-seen collections of tea equipment, kimonos, armor, calligraphy works and more in a gallery-like setting." Each day will have a little something different to offer:

Thursday, May 3rd, general viewing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2 p.m. Katagami (paper stencils for dyeing textiles) Demonstration and Discussion by Japan Illini Club 2017-2018 Scholarship recipient Shunto Nambu

4 p.m. Japanese Tea Ceremony

Friday, May 4th, general viewing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2 p.m. Karesansui Dreams (Japanese Dry Garden) Presentation and Discussion followed by Q&A with Japan House Gardens Designer Jim Bier

4 p.m. Japanese Tea Ceremony

Saturday, May 5th, general viewing from 12 to 6 p.m.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Kodomo No Hi (Children’s Day) Children’s activities such as balloon yo-yo scooping, daruma coloring, calligraphy, koinobori (carp streamer) crafting

2:30 p.m. Puppet Show by Anne Newman of Puppetfolk Productions and Mike O’Brien of Clothespin Puppets

4 p.m. Japanese Tea Ceremony

5 p.m. Japanese Tea Ceremony

Sunday, May 6th, general viewing from 12 to 6 p.m.

1 p.m. Presentation, Live Painting Demonstration and Exhibit by Professor Emeritus Shozo Sato

3 p.m. Japanese Tea Ceremony

4 p.m. Japanese Tea Ceremony

5 p.m. Japanese Tea Ceremony

Admission to the event is free, tickets for tea ceremonies are $8/$10 and should be purchased in advance on the website. There will also freshly whisked matcha tea and wagashi, served cafe style (not as part of a tea ceremony) for $5 before the afternoon presentations each day.