April 15, 2014 • St. Anthony Catholic High School, Classroom #320, 3200 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX
June 02, 2014 10:00 AM • Jingu House, 3853 N. Saint Mary's Street (Japanese Tea Gardens)
July 15, 2014 6:30 PM • St. Anthony High School on McCullough Ave, Rm 215
Along with other special events, an Autumn Matsuri festival is planned for 2014. 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.
Meetings of the Society are an opportunity to gather with others who are interested in Japan and its culture, whether it is for planning, networking, or just the chance to visit in English and Japanese with others who share that heritage.