Ginza Holiday Festival. The Midwest Buddhist Temple is proud to present its Annual Ginza Holiday Festival.
When: Friday-Sunday, August 10-12, 2018, Friday, 5:30 pm-9:00pm; Saturday, 11:30 am-9:00 pm; Sunday, 11:30 am – 5:00 pm.
Where: Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee Street
$5 for individuals (adults, seniors, and students). Children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult.
Experience Japanese food, culture and shopping in Lincoln Park.
Entertainment schedule here.
Midwest Buddhist Temple Minyo Group
Midwest Buddhist Temple Taiko Group
Ho Etsu Taiko
Demonstrations of Martial Arts by Choyokan Kendo Dojo, Oak Park Aikikai (Aikido), Midwest Aikido Federation.
Na Kupuna Ukelele Group
Koto’n with Flute from the Chicago Koto Group
Food and beverage here.
Food Tickets: Visitors purchase tickets that can be exchanged at concession booths for food and beverage items. A sheet of 10 food tickets can be purchased for $10.
Food/# of tickets/description
|Chicken Teriyaki Dinner||12||Charcoal grilled chicken teriyaki, rice and cole slaw.|
|Vegetarian Plate Dinner||7||Grilled vegetarian entree with rice, and cole slaw.|
|Sushi||6||3 Futomaki and 2 Inari sushi garnished with pickled ginger. Futomaki is nori (flavored seaweed) wrapped sushi rice rolled around strips of egg, carrot, mushrooms, green beans and kampyo (dry gourd). Inari is a fried tofu pouch filled with sushi rice.|
|Cold Udon Noodles||5||Udon noodles served in a cold broth made of fish stock and soy sauce garnished with fish cake, sweetened egg and green onion. Served cold.|
|SPAM® Musubi||3||Grilled Spam with teriyaki sauce placed over a roll of plain white rice and wrapped in nori (flavored seaweed).|
|Grilled Mirai® Corn||3||“Mirai®” Corn on the Cob roasted over a charcoal grill with optional seasonings.|
|Edamame||3||Soybeans boiled in their shells with a touch of salt – a favorite appetizer at many Japanese restaurants.|
|DESSERTS AND SNACKS|
|Kintoki||4||Sweetened azuki beans over crushed ice – a Japanese sno-cone.|
|Hawaiian Shave Ice||4||Finely shaved – almost snow-like – ice covered with flavored syrup.|
|Sno-cone||2||Crushed ice covered with flavored syrup.|
|Popcorn||3||Fresh popped on site.|
|Chips||2||A variety of snack sized potato chip bags.|
|Ramune (Japanese soda)||4|
|Hot Green Tea||2|
|16 oz premium Beer (draft)||8||Valid proof of legal age required|
|22 oz premium Beer (can)||14||Valid proof of legal age required|
|Sake||7||Valid proof of legal age required|