On Oct. 1, 15 p.m., the Museum of Art will host a celebration of Japanese culture to mark the reopening of its Japanese gallery.
The free activities will include demonstrations by Ann Arbor resident Kiyoko Ishikawa of the ancient rituals associated with the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, hourly 14 p.m.
Among the other activities:
Installation of the tea house is part of an extensive renovation of the Museums Japanese gallery, reopening to the public after a closing of several months.
Under the supervision of Marshall Wu, senior curator of Asian art, the renovation will provide an authentic and realistic setting for presentation of the Museums Japanese collections.
Museum curators and staff will be on hand throughout the afternoon to answer questions about the gallery and its treasures, from incense chests to hanging scrolls, a kabuki kimono and a warriors armor.
Reinstallation of the Japanese gallery has been made possible by a donation from Mazda.
Museum hours are 10 a.m.5 p.m. TuesdayWednesday and FridaySaturday, 10 a.m.9 p.m. Thursday and noon5 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 764-0395.