July 07, 2013 3:00 PM • John Igo Library
July 10, 2013 10:30 AM • various locations - see description
September 22, 2013 2:00 PM • John Igo Library (tentative)
INTERNATIONAL SISTER CITY CONFERENCE
Photo courtesy of Kumamoto City International Office
San Antonio will host the 2013 Sister Cities International Conference in July. JASSA is planning for the visit of Kumamoto City's Mayor Kōyama. We will have more information these events soon!
Along with other special events, a Matsuri festival is planned for 2013. Stay tuned for more info on this event featuring an array of music, dance, foods, arts and crafts, martial arts, tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and miniature bonsai trees.
JASSA participates in the Annual Asian New Year Festival and Texas Folk Life Festival to bring Japanese foods, culture, and activities to thousands of people. New additions include the King William Fair, Founders Day Celebration, Koi Festival, and Anime Convention.
In support of Kumamoto En Japanese garden at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, JASSA co-sponsors Kumamoto En Day, providing Japanese cultural, art, crafts and gardening demonstrations, along with tours of Kumamoto En. Proceeds go toward maintenance of the Kumamoto En.
JASSA coordinates scholarships, offer Japanese Language Classes, Calligraphy Classes, Outreach activities for K-12 schools, and much more. For more on our educational programs, see JASSA Educational Programs.
Throughout the year, we sponsor or host demonstrations in Japanese arts and culture, many co-sponsored by our sister City, Kumamoto City, Japan. Watch our events calendar for more opportunities and information.
Through its Sister City Committee, JASSA assists visiting groups and individuals who have come to San Antonio from Kumamoto. JASSA also works with San Antonio Department of International Relations and other organizations for special events and international programs.