Sep 1

Japan America Society Roundup 9.1.10

Gail Cetnar Meadows (Hiroshima-shi ALT 2007-10), co-founder of Hiroshima JET webzine, shines a light on some of the upcoming events of Japan America Societies…

JS of Northern California

  • Tea Ceremony Workshop — Learn how to make a perfect bowl of tea at this hands-on workshop. During this tea ceremony event, participants can learn about the history, cultural contents and basic principles of the tea ceremony in English.
    • Date: Friday, Sept. 17
    • Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    • Place: The Japan Society of Northern California (Conference Room),
    • For more information, click here.

JAS of Pennsylvania

  • Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival — Enjoy traditional Asian music, dance and food, as well as arts and crafts at the Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival. JASP will have a booth there demonstrating traditional Japanese wrapping cloth techniques (furoshiki). Learn how to wrap and carry a water bottle, make a waist pouch and more.
    • Date: Saturday, Sept. 18
    • Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Place: South Side Riverfront Park, Pittsburgh
    • For more information, click here.

JAS of Greater Austin

  • Nihon-to: The Swords of Japan — Come and learn all about Japanese swords from Frank Tomicek, a member of the Austin Kendo Doshikai and Japanese Sword Society of the United States, as well as a long time collector of Japanese swords.
    • Date: Monday, Sept. 13
    • Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
    • Place: 1701 Toomey Road, Casa de Luz Auditorium (1F), Austin
    • For more information, click here.

Does your Japan America Society have an upcoming event that you’d like to share with JetWit readers? Email Gail Cetnar Meadows the info.

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