Posts made in July, 2019

JASM Golf Tournament, September 5th

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in Events | 0 comments

JASM Golf Tournament, September 5th

JASM Golf Tournament at the Monticello Country Club in Monticello, MN. This tournament will follow a scramble format, where the best ball per foursome is the one that counts. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. For your benefit, the registration will be capped at 72 players (18 foursomes, one per hole) to ensure the complete the golf round is completed in four hours or less. We will have complimentary polo golf shirt features the JASM logo, 100% UV, wick-away polypropylene (Retail value: $45).   You can arrange your own foursome, or we’ll get one for you. For further questions, contact Tom Haeg (612-940-3351 or tomhaeg@msn.com) or Marc...

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Como Park Obon Festival: Sunday, August 18, 2019

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019 in Events | 0 comments

Como Park Obon Festival: Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Obon Festival, the largest Japan-related festival in Minnesota, takes place in Como Park every August.  Modeled after summer festivals held across Japan, it features stage performances, cultural demonstrations, activities, and, of course, Japanese food. The event is reminiscent of Japan’s annual Obon holiday, an important cultural and family event. During this holiday it is said that ancestral spirits revisit their families for three days. Many people will return home to pay their respects at grave-sites, and often small paper lanterns are lit and floated down the river to guide ancestor’s spirits. The Obon Festival also features the Bon Odori, or folk...

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July 2019 Tsushin

Posted by on Jul 2, 2019 in Newsletter/Tsushin | 0 comments

Click here to download the July issue of Tsushin. Enjoy!

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Bon Odori Workshop July 15, 2019

Posted by on Jul 2, 2019 in Events | 0 comments

Bon Odori Workshop July 15, 2019

The Japan America Society of is hosting a Bon Odori workshop on Monday July 15, 2019. The Bon Odori is a traditional dance performed during Obon Festivals throughout Japan. Before the Obon Festival at Como Park in August, local dancers, Sansei Yonsei Kai, will be teaching us the Bon Odori. There will be live music from Mumin and Susie Kuniyoshi and Friends. If you would like to learn the Bon Odori, please come join us at the rehearsal. It is a free event and all are welcome! We recommend that participants wear comfortable clothing and shoes, or yukata. Unfortunately we do not have a changing space, so if you would like to wear yukata, please come dressed in one...

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