JASGA's seventh Annual Japan Festival was a success!

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2013 Aki Matsuri - 秋祭り

JASGA's seventh Annual Japan 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, Aki Matsuri 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 2013 Aki Matsuri photos.

         Bon Dance - (Photographer: Jil Dufour)                               Yukata photos (Hidehiko, Jill, Shannon)              

 

      Minyo Dance (Photos: Keiichi Yamamoto)                                    Food Booth (Photos: Shannon Holt)     

 Yukata photos 

LASA Jpn Class Students (photos: David Shimizu)           Chanoyu Presentation  (photos: Aleks Ortynski)

 

2013 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・民謡踊り  Japanese Traditional & Festive Dance | Tubomi Japanese Traditional Dance group & Austin Japanese Folk Dance group   (Special Guest: Canyon Creek Elementary Multicultural Fair Japanese performers)

尺八 Shakuhachi - Japanese Flute | Dr. Martha Fabrique 

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 | Setsuko KuniyoshiMiyagi-ryu Nosho-kai Ryukyu Dance School

 

2013 Aki Matsuri Sponsors and Food & Art Vendors:         

United Airlines     Mieko Suzuki       Asahi    Coco's Cafe       Kohnami Japanese Restaurant

    Turtole Butterfuly Pottery              Kyoto Weddings

           Linda Mosley                             Kyoto Weddings
           Angela Rogers

 

2013 Exhibitors:

IACE Travel                 IKKiCON     

 

Silent Auction and Prize Donors:

Austin Film Society Angela Rogers | Asahi Imports | Buffalo AmericasBarbara Lazar Coco’s Cafe | David Hetherington  | Dragon's Lair Comics and Fantasy Haiku Japanese Restaurant | IKKiCON IACE Travel | JASGA | JTB Houston Juliana Combo Japanese Healing Arts | Kazuko White | Kohnami Japanese Restaurant | Kyoto Weddings | Linda Moseley | Ramen Tatsu-ya Ryu of Japan | Sheila Fling | Shi Zen Chiropractic & Acupuncture United Airlines 

                                                                              Click on the image to download the Aki Matsuri program (created: Michael Ellis.)

2013 Akimatsuri ProgramIn Partnership with

Consulate General of Japan at Houston    Austin Japan Association   Austin Japanese Hoshuko       

                                                      

                         

                                                                                                                            

JASGA Corporate Sponsor Members:

Tokyo Electron - Silver Bridge Builder
Casa De Luz - Bronze Bridge Builder
Buffalo Americas Inc. - Bronze Bridge Builder   
Kumon of Westlake - Entrepreneur
Harmony Real Estate Group - Entrepreneur
Mi-Token Inc.  
- Entrepreneur
CoCo's Cafe  - Entrepreneur
Texas Sake Company - Startup
BFree Yoga Austin - Startup
Bastable Technology  Startup

Mieko Suzuki - Lifetime Member
Anne Akiko Meyers - Lifetime Member
Sheila Fling - Lifetime Member
Hai Nguyen - Lifetime Member

Thank you again and we'd love to see you all at 2013 Aki Matsuri ~ Japanese Fall Festival!