Ginza Holiday Festival. The Midwest Buddhist Temple is proud to present its Annual Ginza Holiday Festival.
When: Friday-Sunday, August 9-11, 2019, Friday, 5:30 pm-8:30pm; Saturday, 11:30 am-8:00 pm; Sunday, 11:30 am – 4:30pm.
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.
- Minyo Japanese Folk Dance – MBT Minyo Group
- Taiko Drumming – MBT Taiko Group / Ho Etsu Taiko
- Ukulele Performance – Na Kupuna Ukulele Group
- Judo – Kokushikan Judo Academy
- Kendo – Choyokan Kendo Dojo
- Aikido – Midwest Aikido Federation
- Koto Music – by Toki (Japanese string instrument)
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|