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Saturday, August 12, 2017

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Asian-American Resource Center 8401 Cameron Road Austin, TX, 78754

  • Finding yourself in Austin later this month or know some JET alumni out there? Or perhaps you just like spreading the word of Japan-related events?

  • Well then, why not check out the Oita Japan Festival #OitaATX?

  • Activities Include

  • Japanese Food and Sake

  • Noodle Eating Contest

  • Kids Activities

  • Anime Festival

  • Artisan and Festival Marketplace

  • Cultural Performances (Taiko, Tea Ceremony, Kendo, and a Kimono Show)

  • Doing Business in Japan Seminar

  • Traveling to Japan Seminar

You can find more details here.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago

G to Y is putting on a kimono fashion show at the Kujira Japanese Art and Craft Community group exhibition opening reception this month.

Models will walk the obi runway!

The beautiful photographer 曮 -Enyen- , local koto musician Tokiko Kimura, and a popular sushi chef will also be in attendance, participating in the event.

Those interested in walking the runway are in luck! Volunteers are also being saught after to try on and display the kimonos.

For the most up to date information, register here or visit the Facebook group.

Admission is free.

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Friday, August 3: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, August 4-5: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Morton Arboretum

To all our friends out in the burbs, don't think we've forgotten about you! This weekend, head on over to the Morton Arboretum for the Destination Asia Festival.

Explore the diverse cultures of Asia through music, dance, food, and more. Ten different countries are represented with live performances. Join us for a fun-filled weekend that will transport you across the globe.

Find more information on the official site here.

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