Restaurateur to speak at Japan House's open house

Restaurateur to speak at Japan House's open house

URBANA – The owner of a Japanese restaurant in Milwaukee will be the featured presenter at the spring open house on Saturday of Japan House on the University of Illinois campus.

Richard Kaiser, owner of Na-nakusa, will speak about Japanese cuisine at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The open house at Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., U, is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All activities are free and open to the public.

At 10:50 a.m. and 1:50 p.m., Barbara Hundley, a member of the Japan House friends group Tomonokai, will discuss the group's new membership drive.

Garden tours led by James Bier, designer of the Japan House gardens, will begin at 1 and 3 p.m.

Members of the Urbana-Champaign Association of Chado Urasenke Tankokai will present tea ceremonies throughout the day.

For more information, call 244-9934.

Also on view all day will be flower arrangements by members of the Illinois Prairie Chapter of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America.

Japan House is an educational and cultural center focusing on Japanese arts. It is affiliated with the UI's College of Fine and Applied Arts. For information, call 244-9934.