The Japan-America Society of San Antonio, or JASSA, was established in 1985 to foster increased
understanding and cooperation between the citizens of San Antonio and the citizens of Japan. As a non-profit, educational and cultural group we strive in numerous ways to make Japanese culture become better known in San Antonio.
Aki Matsuri 2015: Imagine Japan
Our fall festival will be held on Sunday, October 25th from 11 am to 6 pm, at the Japanese Tea Garden
near Brackenridge Park in San Antonio. This year's festival features a
special guest from Japan, the one and only KUMAMON bear mascot! He'll
be performing and available for photos and fun. Visit our Kumamon booth
for free give-aways and to purchase Kumamon merchandise. Have some
refreshment at the JASSA Yakisoba booth, the Kai Restaurant booth, and
the Jingu Tea House. Find Japanese treasures at the JASSA Consignment
Booth, at Otaku Cafe and Minnano Japanese Grocery booths. Observe a
traditional Japanese tea ceremony, hear the shakuhachi flute, taiko
drumming and see Okinawan dance. Listen to Kamishibai story telling
while watching Sumo and Karate demonstrations! The kids will love to
participate in arts and crafts from Japan, try on a kimono, and visit
the lovable Kumamon. For the high school and college crowd a Cosplay
fashion show, J-pop dance, Karaoke singing and the video game tribute
band from Austin, "The Returners" will entertain. There is something
for everyone at Aki Matsuri, and we look forward to seeing you there!
We depend on our JASSA volunteers to help out with the many tasks of running the show including taking tickets at the Entry Gates, helping set up and break down tents/tables/chairs, distributing information on the festival, and recruiting new members. We have a Food Booth, 2 Water Booths and a Consignment Booth which need staffing for sales, set up and break down. Shifts range from 2 to 4 hours, giving you time to enjoy the festival!
Click here to sign up and see specific time slots and available jobs.
Aki Matsuri 2015 is
Thanks to our generous sponsors!
With current low interest rates, JASSA's annual College Scholarship Program has lost some of its effectiveness. Please help us reach our goal over the next few months with your donation.