Fifth Annual Satsuki Matsuri - Japan May Festival 2010

Japan-America Society invites Austin and Central Texas to join in a celebration of Japanese traditions, food, and games on May 8th.

Taiko drums, traditional and festival Japanese dances and musical instruments, the beauty of the tea ceremony, Kendo swords -- all this will bring the artistry of Japanese culture to Central Texas during the fifth annual Satsuki Matsuri, the Japan May Festival.
 
Visitors can enjoy Japanese food, Kimono photos, calligraphy, origam, and Ennichi (carnival-style) games and entertainment. In addition, there will be a Silent Auction for items such as: gift certificates for Japanese restaurants, massage and spa visits; art collections, Anime conference tickets, games; Kimono; airline ticket, and more!
 
Organized by the Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA), the festival will run from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at O.Henry Middle School, 2610 W 10th St, in Austin.
 
Admission is free for members and children under 15. There will be a $5 charge for nonmembers; Japanese food and beverages will be available for purchase.
 
The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin Inc. is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization established to bridge the cultures of Japan and Central Texas through educational and cultural programs for its members and the Greater Austin community. For more information, visit www.jasga.org.