The mini-classes offer the beginning students of Japanese the opportunity to master quickly and efficiently the reading and writing of the two Japanese syllabaries, hiragana and katakana. It is these two writing systems, in combination with the more complex kanji (ideograms which represent meaning), which constitute the written Japanese language.
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 Japanese Festival was a success!
Many thanks to all those who helped us to make the seventh JASGA's Aki Matsuri -- 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!