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Japanese Heritage Festival in Sanford

Oct 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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A variety of Japanese traditional art, music, and cultural exhibits, featuring:
– Ikebana floral arranging display and demonstration, presented by Ikebana International
– Traditional Tea Ceremony, presented by top US teamaster Chieko Mihori
– Private Kimono, Sword, Armor, & Artifact Collections
– Bonsai display & demonstration
– Origami display & demonstration, presented by FOLD, Florida Origami Learners & Devotees
Don’t miss the Presale opportunity for a Bento Lunch presented by Chef Junichi of Jimotti’s, voted #1 restaurant in Seminole County in 2023. Additionally, there is a Presale VIP Tea Ceremony Dessert Experience featuring a private audience with Teamaster Chieko Mihori for a cup of tea and assortment of Japanese desserts. LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE.
Date: Saturday, October 14th 10AM to 4PM.
General Admission: $10.00 per person
Japanese Tea Ceremony: +$10.00 (Offered times are 1PM and 3PM. Seating is limited.)
Bento Box, presented by Chef Junichi of Jimotti’s: +$25.00
Tea Ceremony Information:
Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony presented by Soei Chieko Mihori, who is an instructor and practitioner of the Ometesenke School of tea ceremony. “Soei” is a title given to the tea ceremony master from the Omotesenke School. She has been offering tea ceremony lessons in Delray Beach’s Morikami Museum since 1993. Mrs. Mihori is also a practicing Sogetsu Ikebana (flower arranging) instructor and holds the highest rank of Riji. She presents Ikebana demonstrations and workshops throughout the United States and abroad.
Bento Box Information:
Cooked bento lunch with assortment of freshly prepared meats, vegetables, fish, and rice, by Chef Junichi of Jimottis (voted Orlando Magazine’s #1 restaurant in Seminole County 2023).
Features: Beef skewer, Braised pork, Black pork sausage, Shumai dumpling, Chicken kara-ague (Japanese style fried chicken), 3 kinds of fishcake. Includes rice, Spring Mix, Edamame, Mini tomatoes, Gobou burdock, Pickled cucumber, Snow pea, Satoimo taro, Asparagus, and Pumpkin. Choice of tea or water.


Orange County Library System
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Sanford Civic Center
401 E Seminole Blvd
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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