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Instagram Story Takeover with Japan House

Our next installment in our Instagram Story Takeover series takes place this Saturday, April 20th. Japan House will be taking the controls during their Sakura Pop-Up.

Follow us at @SmilePolitely on Instagram to follow along with this installment of our Story Takeover series. Check them out and give them a follow @japanhouseofui on Instagram if you don’t already. Head over to our Instagram Highlight section to see our previous installments we’ve done in the past, which includes Krannert Center, Patrick Earl Hammie, Polyvinyl Records, Erin Erdman of Page Roasting Company, and more.

Come to Japan House during our April Third Saturday this weekend on April 20th! We will be holding a special Sakura Pop-Up event. We are anticipating the bloom of the Sakura, or Japanese Cherry Blossoms, and will be featuring local craft vendors, food, and drinks. Don’t miss out on the chance to get a glimpse of these fleeting flowers!

Japan House will be open to the public for shopping and browsing from 11:00am – 1:30pm with free scheduled tours given at 11:00am and 12:00pm.

Vendors include: Same Street Studio, Piper Pottery, Maxx Gogski, Pipapo, Wright Soapery, Plant Mode, Broadway Food Hall, and Matcha Café provide by the Japan House Interns featuring matcha, cold matcha, ramune soda, bottled water, matcha ice cream, matcha shortbread cookies, traditional Japanese matcha wagashi and matcha crepe cake!

In addition, check out this Tomonokai reception:

Tomonokai Hanami Reception
Tomonokai members only!

We will be hosting a private event for our Tomonokai members to enjoy the sakura from 4:30pm – 6:30pm on Saturday, April 20th. We will be welcoming the cherry blossoms with a light hanami snack, cherry blossom short bread cookies by Cream & Flutter, sake and cocktails for you to enjoy in the gardens. Music will also be provided by Senior Intern Jeffrey Elem.

Want to learn more about becoming a Tomonokai member? More information on benefits and membership on our website.

Top photo from Japan House

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