JASGA's eighth Annual Japan Festival was a success!
Many thanks to all those who helped us to make the eighth JASGA'sAkiMatsuri - Japan Fall Festival 2014 - such a great success!
The effort and dedication of all groups, including performers, demonstrators, vendors, exhibitors, AkiMatsuri volunteers, Japanese language class students of JASGA, Mccllum and St. Stephen's high school as well as the generosity of our festival sponsors, auction and prize donors, are much appreciated.
Click on each image to see more the 2014 AkiMatsuri photos.
Matsuri Poster & ProgramYukata Booth (Photo by MasaTakino)
Bon Dance (Photo by SatokoYuda) Austin Taiko (Photo by Stephan Drawe)
2014 AkiMatsuri - 秋祭り JASGA's eighth Annual Japanese Festival
Taiko drums, Japanese traditional and festive dance, traditional musical instruments, the beauty of the Chanoyu 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 2014 AkiMatsuri, Japan Fall Festival.
Visitors will enjoy a range of Japanese food and sweets, drink sampler, art and Japanese goods, Yukata booth, calligraphy, origami hands-on, Japanese games and entertainment. In addition, there will be a Raffle and Silent Auction for items such as a pair 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 who wear Yukata, Kimono, MatsuriHappi coats, cosplayed and Lorita fashion participants are always welcome! Win the fashion contest, too!
Language Class discounts are available to all Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) General Members and employees of Corporate Members (The benefit offers depends on the corporate membership level.)
The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin hosted the third JASGA Friendship Golf Tournament at Balcones Country Club on Sunday, May 18,2014. This tournament is intended to provide an opportunity for friendship among the players, their family members and friends in Austin and Central Texas communities.
The first winning team, who shot a 65 in the 4-person scramble, was Sachiko Willoughby, KenichiTsukagoshi, James Dickerson, and HajimeNakai. The second winning team, who shot a 65 was Joseph Kwon, San Kim, Mat Dargis, and MidoriWithrow.
The "Longest Drive" winner was Joseph Kwon and the "Closest to the Pin" winner was Yuki Ueyama.
The third place team, who shot a 71, was Jim Willoughby, ShinakoYamanouchi, TtsuneakiKondo, and Yuki Ueymama. The fourth place team, who shot a 73, was FumiakiYamanouchi, PasekaKhabele, TetsuyaTagawa, and Junji Matsumoto.
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 instructors, Kimono models, kimono dressing help, MC, photographers, JASGA events & membership committees, and UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum! Click on the photo to see the Album. Photographer - Satoko Yuda