2011 Aki Matsuri - Japan Fall Festival a Success!

Printer-friendly versionSend to friend

 

2011 Aki Matsuri - 秋祭り

 

JASGA's Akimatsuri - Japan Fall Festival was a great success!
 

Many thanks to all those who helped us to make JASGA's Aki Matsuri -- Japan Fall Festival 2011 -- such a great success. The effort and dedication of all groups,  including performers, demonstrators, vendors, exhibitors, photographers, volunteers, English teachers in Japan, Japanese language class students from Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin High School, Fulmore Middle School, ACC as well as the generosity of our auction and prize donors, are much appreciated.

Click on the picture to see more photos. 

 

2011 Aki Matsuri
by Nancy Parker

2011 Japan Fall Festival 
by Keith Goode

2011 Japan Fall Festival 
by Aleks Ortynski    

2011 Aki Matsuri

 Yukata Photo Booth

We posted two video clips:
1) Japanese Taiko drums and  traditional & festive dance performances. Thanks to Keiichi Yamamoto, the videographer, and 2) Japan Fall Festival Highlights, edited by Nancy Parker and the videographer, Hajimu Kawa. Thanks to all for the contribution!  

 

2011 Aki Matsuri Sponsors and Vendors        

Ryu of Japan Asahi  Coco's Cafe  Love Balls    Origami Arts  Obaa-chan's House

 

Exhibitors:

 Amnet Travel     IACE Travel     Ikkicon 2012     Yaklut USA   May Path to Wellness and Juliana Cambo

 

Performers and Presenters:

太鼓 Japanese Drums | Austin Taiko

日本舞踊・民謡踊 Japanese Traditional & Festive Dance | Mirei, Tsubomi, & Austin Folk Dance group

琴  Japanese Harp | Ms. Tomoko Yokota Warren 

剣道  Kendo - Japanese Fencing  | UT Kendo Club & Austin Kendo Doshikai 

茶の湯  Tea Ceremony | Dr. Sheila Fling (Tea name: Soshin

沖縄舞踊  Okinawa Traditional Dance | Ms.Setsuko Kuniyoshi - Miyagi-ryu Nosho-kai Ryukyu Dance School

 

Silent Auction and Prize Donors:

Coco’s Cafe | Love Balls Bus | Pho Thaison | Ryu of Japan | Uchi/Uchiko | Asahi Imports | Amnet Travel | B.D. Riley's | Circle-in-a-Square Pottery | Face Zen Spa |  IACE Travel | Ikkicon | UshiconJASGA | JTB Travel, Houston | Dragon's Lair Comics and Fantasy | Juliana Combo Healing Arts | Interneko | Kumon of Westlake - Yuriko Kiguchi | My Path to Wellness - Masako Wada | Morning Qualil Health Care - Izumi Schultz | Pure Bikram Yoga - Jeff Chen | Sony Computer Entertainment | Takiko Benford, RMTYakult USA | Yoko Morgan, RMT | Waterstone Aesthetics | Brenda Hall | Fran Turner | Hiroko Guan | Mami Udagawa | Megumi Sakurai | Michiko Miyata | Midori Hiraizumi Campbell | Mieko Suzuki | Sae Oshima | Sheila Fling | Terumi Kano | Nancy Parker |        

 

In Partnership with.. 2011 Akimatsuri Program

        Consulate General of Japan at Houston        Austin Japanese School

 

JASGA Corporate Sponsor Members:

Tokyo Electron - Silver Bridge Builder
Casa de Luz - Bronze Bridge Builder
Kumon of Westlake - Entrepreneur

Harmony Real Estate Group - Entrepreneur
Mi-Token - Startup

Mieko Suzuki - Lifetime member

 

Thank you again and we'd love to see you all at 2012 Satsuki Matsuri ~ Japan May Festival!