Apr 22

Japan America Society Roundup 4.22.10

Current Hiroshima-ken JET Gail Cetnar Meadows, Editor of Hiroshima JET webzine the Wide Island View, shines a light on some of the upcoming events of various Japan America Societies…

JAS of Indiana

  • Agatsuma: Not Your Father’s Shamisen! – This concert, presented by JASI and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, features world-renowned musician Hiromitsu Agatsuma, who plays the tsugaru-shamisen, a traditional Japanese three-stringed instrument. His performance fuses the traditional sound of the shamisen with blues, rock, dance music, folk, flamenco and funk, and he’ll be accompanied by taiko drums and the electric piano. Tickets for JASI members are $10.
    • Date: Saturday, May 8
    • Time: 7 p.m.
    • Place: The Toby Theatre, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis
    • For more information, click here.

JAS of Greater Austin

  • Origami Card Making – It’s not just about folding up pieces of paper to make those little cranes anymore. There’s a whole science to this ancient Japanese art. Attend this workshop and learn how to make three different origami patterns and create your own cards from washi, Japanese paper. The fee is $10 for JASGA members. RSVP required.
    • Date: Sunday, April 25
    • Time: 2 to 4 p.m.
    • Place: Casa de Luz, Cielo Room 1701 Toomey Road, Austin Texas
    • For more information, click here.

JAS of San Antonio

  • Kumamoto En Day – Celebrate Children’s Day with games and children’s arts and crafts, including paper kabuto Japanese warrior hat making, uchiwa paper fan making and koi nobori flying carp coloring. There also will be Japanese arts demonstrations for Japanese brush painting, origami and calligraphy, as well jewelry and other Japanese gift items for sale.
    • Date: Saturday, May 8
    • Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Place: San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston, San Antonio, Texas
    • For more information, click here.

JAS of Greater Cincinnati

  • Asian Culture Fest – Check out the Asian market, cultural presentations and performances as this festival. There will be craft activities for kids, henna hand painting, a puppet show and more. And of course don’t forget to swing by the Japan America Society booth while you’re there.
    • Date: Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25
    • Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 24. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 25.
    • Place: Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
    • 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 Meadows the info.

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