JASGA's 10th Aki Matsuri Japan Fall Festival was a success!

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JASGA's 10th Aki Matsuri 秋祭り
2016 Japan Fall Festival was a success!

Thanks to all those who helped us to make JASGA's 10th Aki Matsuri - 2016 Japan Fall Festival - such a great success!

The effort and dedication of all groups, including performers, demonstrators, vendors, exhibitors, volunteers, students from JASGA Japanese Calligraphy class, Japanese class students at McCallum & LASA high school as well as the generosity of our festival sponsors, auction and giveaways donors, are much appreciated.

Please click here and here to view photos from the Festival.

  

2016 Aki Matsuri ~ Japan Fall Festival Highlight video (videographer Yu Otuska)

Performers and Presenters:

太鼓 Japanese Drums | Austin Taiko
民謡踊り Japanese Folk & Festive Dance | Austin Japanese Folk Dance group
誠道塾空手道  Japanese Traditional Seido Karate | Sun Dragon Martial Arts and Self Defense
茶の湯  Tea Demonstration| Sheila Fling (Tea name: Soshin)
沖縄舞踊  Okinawa Traditional Dance | Setsuko Kuniyoshi, Miyagi-ryu Nosho-kai Ryukyu Dance School
日本舞踊  Japanese Traditional Buyo | Marie & Amy Yamamoto, Jansen Wada
盆踊り  Bon Dance | Fall Festival participants & Austin Japanese Folk Dance Group
居合道 Iaido  Japanese Martial Arts | Austin Komei Juku
剣道 Kendo   Japanese Martial Arts | UT Kendo Club & Austin Kendo Doshikai

2016 Aki Matsuri Sponsors:
Anime Austin | Coco's Cafe | Asahi ImportsKome Sushi Kitchen | Yakult USA | ANA

Food & Arts Vendors:
Asahi Imports | Coco’s cafe | Kimono Yawara | Kyoto Weddings | Sachi Creations | LAQ Blocks | Murals x Muzacz | ChibiKaos Studios

2016 Exhibitors:  Anime Austin

Silent Auction and Giveaways Donors:
Robin Jackson Photography | Austin Anime | Coco's Cafe | Uchi | Kome | Fukumoto | Daito | Umi Sushi & Grill | Daruma Ramen | Michi Ramen | Saten | Dragon's Lair Comics and Fantasy | Terra Toys | Alamo Drufthouse Cinema | ifly World | Pong Club | Evan Taniguchi | Jan Jarboe Russell | Kako Ito | Rodney Pedraza | Sun Dragon Martial Arts & Self Defense | Kimono Yawara Tokyo | Kyoto Weddings | Murals x Muzacz | LAQ Blocks | Vikie Ojeta | Sachi Creations | YAKULT USA | BB&T Bank 

2016 Aki Matsuri Program:

                                                   (Click on the image to download the program, designed by Aki Omikawa)

Thanks to the 2016 JASGA's Japan Fall Festival Volunteers:

William Groot, Aki Omikawa, Mary Feng, Alex Ciccone, Georga Shirai, Quintin Reyes, Esteban Reyes, Rie Grams, Robyn Westerlund, Katsuya Sato, Kai Jones, Chris Jones, Kazuko Maeda, Yoko Morgan, Tami Nagasawa, Aya Koga, Chika Endo, Kyoko Kushiro, Aaron Himmler, Aam Meeser, Colin Bestable, Emi Nishimura, Yu Otuska, Sora Arisaka, Sota Iwasaki, Keiichi Yamamoto, Kenichi Ono, Celena Urabe, Michael Schaefer, Valerie Robateau, Toshio Nishida, Hiroko Karch, Japanese language class students at McCallum & LASA high school

Special thanks to visit our 10th Japan Fall Festival, Deputy Consul-General Iwasaki and Vice Consul Takase at the Consulate-General of Japan in Houston. 

Thank you again and we'd love to see you all at 2017 Aki Matsuri ~ Japan Fall Festival!