2012 Aki Matsuri - Japan Fall Festival a Success!

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2012 Aki Matsuri - 秋祭り

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 video clips :

Traditional & Festive dance performances.  Thanks to the performers in the Tsubomi and Austin Minyo dance groups and to Keiichi Yamamoto, the videographer!
 

Performers and Presenters:

太鼓 Japanese Drums | Austin Taiko

日本舞踊・民謡踊 Japanese Traditional & Festive Dance | Tsubomi & Austin Folk Dance groups

琴   Japanese Harp | Ms. Tomoko Yokota Warren 

剣道   Kendo - Japanese Martial Art  | 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

沖縄エイサ太鼓 Eisa Dance Taiko | Ausitn Okinawa Tomonokai  

 

2012 Aki Matsuri Sponsors and Food & Art Vendors:         

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

 

2012 Exhibitors:

IACE Travel    Yaklut USA             

 

Silent Auction and Prize Donors:

Coco’s Cafe | Ramen Tatsu-ya  | Ryu of Japan | Uchiko (Ken McCullough)  | Asahi ImportsSher Louden -RedSky Import Stardust Pastry Sun Dragon Karate & Self-DefenseFaceToFace Spa IACE Travel | JASGA | Dragon's Lair Comics and Fantasy | Juliana Combo Japanese Healing Arts  | Kumon of Westlake  | June McCullough | Linda Moseley Yakult USA | Yoko Morgan, RMT | Sonoko Hara | Midori Hiraizumi Campbell | Sheila Fling | Texas Sake Company  | Tokyo Steak House  |     

 2012 Akimatsuri Program

In Partnership with..

Consulate General of Japan at Houston    Austin Japan Association          

 

JASGA Corporate Sponsor Members:

Tokyo Electron - Silver Bridge Builder
Casa De Luz - Bronze Bridge Builder
Buffalo Technology (USA) Inc. - Bronze Bridge Builder  
Kumon of Westlake - Entrepreneur

Harmony Real Estate Group - Entrepreneur
Mi-Token Inc.  
- Entrepreneur
Stardust Pastry Inc. - Entrepreneur
Texas Sake Company - Startup
CoCo's Cafe  -
Startup
Mieko Suzuki 
- Lifetime Member
Anne Akiko Meyers - Lifetime Membe

Thank you again and we'd love to see you all at 2013 Akimatsuri ~ Japan Fall Festival!