Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) presented a Kimono Fashoin Show at the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum. We also hosted Japanese origami art tutorials in the garden and museum while engaging in other creative activities.
A kimono is a traditional Japanese garment which is still worn and beloved in Japan. Exquisite Kimono of different styles, colors, and patterns worn by fifteen Japanese and Americans models were presented to the Austin and Central Texas communities. Specific styles for children, adults, females, and male showed the generational versatility of Japan’s traditional garment. The show was offered at the UMLAUF Family Day on Sunday, April 6th, 2014.
Despite the rainy day, we had a pretty good crowd. Thanks for your participation in the event and all of the volunteers including Origami, Kimono models, kimono dressing help, photographers, JASGA events & membership committees, and Umlafu Sculpture Garden and Museum!
Language Class discounts are available to all Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) Individual Members and employees of Corporate Members (The benefit offers depends on the corporate membership level.)
JASGA's seventh Annual Japan Festival was a success!
Many thanks to all those who helped us to make the seventh JASGA'sAkiMatsuri -- Japan Fall Festival 2013 -- such a great success! The effort and dedication of all groups, including performers, demonstrators, vendors, exhibitors, photographers, AkiMatsuri volunteers, Japanese language class students from LASA (Liberal Arts and Sience Academy) and ACC (Austin Community College) as well as the generosity of our auction and prize donors, are much appreciated.
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2013 AkiMatsuri - 秋祭り JASGA's seventh Annual Japanese Festival
Taiko drums, Japanese traditional and festive dance, traditional musical instruments, the beauty of the tea ceremony, Japanese martial arts, and Okinawan traditional dance -- all this will bring the esthetic gifts of Japanese culture to Austin and Central Texas during the 2013 Aki Matsuri, Japan Fall Festival.
Visitors will enjoy a range of Japanese food and sweets, drink sampler, art and pottery collections, Yukata photo booth, calligraphy, origami workshop, Japanese games and entertainment. In addition, there will be a Silent Auction for items such as airline tickets to Japan, gift certificates for Japanese restaurants, massage and face spa visits, art collections, pottery, Anime goods, games, film screening passes, Kimono, Obi, Kimono accessories, door prize, and more!
Those fun, cosplayed and Lorita fashion participants are always welcome!