The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) is organizing a Central Texas delegation to attend the 2013 Japan-America Grassroots Summit which will be held on July 1-8 in Shimane Prefecture, Japan.
The recent change in the Yen/US$ exchange rate offers a price reduction for the upcoming summit in Shimane this July. See more detailshere.
Shimane is home to legends, hot springs, and Izumo Shrine - a National Treasure of Japan. Your week will take you off the beaten path, and you'll experience life in a Japanese home.
The Opening Ceremony will be held in Izumo Grand Shrine, one of the 3 most prestigious shrines in Japan, and the Opening Reception will be held in Shimane Winery. The volunteer "key-persons" in 11 cities and towns of Shimane are now preparing the unique and fun local sessions in their local areas.
The Closing Ceremony will be held in English Garden of Matsue city, the capital of Shimane, and you will stay at historical and relaxing Tamatsukuri hot springs on the last night.
Optional: Extend your stay to visit other parts of Japan.
Thank you for your interest in Japan-America Society of Greater Austin Japanese Language Classes! We currently offer Japanese language class at various levels in Austin and Round Rock. Registration is now open!
JASGA's sixth Annual Japanese Festival was a success!
Many thanks to all those who helped us to make the sixth JASGA's Aki Matsuri -- Japan Fall Festival 2012 -- such a great success!
The effort and dedication of all groups, including performers, demonstrators, vendors, exhibitors, photographers, Festival 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.
Click on each image to see more the 2012 Akimatsuri photos.
Echigo Jishi - Photos by Aleks Ortyski Matsuri Happi Coat Kokeshi - Silent Auction Photo by Keith Goode Photo by Seth Hollyman
Yukata photo by Shigenori Nakamura Yukata photo by Yuxi Lai
2012 AkiMatsuri - 秋祭り JASGA's sixth Annual Japanese Festival
Taiko drums, traditional and festive Japanese dance and musical instruments, the beauty of the tea ceremony, Kendo swords, Okinawan traditional dance, and Eisa Taiko performace -- all this will bring theesthetic gifts of Japanese culture to Austin and Central Texas during the 2012 Aki Matsuri, Japan Fall Festival.
Visitors will enjoy a range of Japanese food, drink sampler, art collections, Yukata photo booth, calligraphy, origami workshop, and Japanese games and entertainment. In addition, there will be a Silent Auction for items such as gift certificates for Japanese restaurants, massage and face spa visits, art collections, Anime goods, games, DVD. Kimono, airline tickets, door prize, and more!
Those fun, cosplayed participants are alwasy welcome!
Saturday, October 20, 2012
O. Henry Middle School
2610 W 10th St Austin TX 78703