Jul
9
2:00 pm14:00

Taiko Matsuri

  • Plymouth Church

Japan America Society of Iowa (JASI) is hosting a 2nd annual Taiko Matsuri on Suday, 7/9/2017 at Plymouth Church, Waveland Hall from 2 – 4pm.  “Taiko” is Japanese traditional drum music instruments, and “Matsuri” means a festival in Japanese.  This event is to promote Japanese culture through the Taiko music and performance and to build friendly community relationship between Japan and the Iowa local community. 


Jun
24
12:30 pm12:30

Soten Taiko at ERICON

  • Ericson Public Library

There will be a Taiko presentation at ERICON 2017, in Boone, Iowa.  ERICON is Boone's only Pop-culture convention featuring science fiction, fantasy, horror, comic books, and movies.  Featuring regional artists, writers, crafters, and prop-makers.  Hosted by the Ericson Public Library, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.boone.lib.ia.us/programs/ericon 
 

All ages are invited to experience Japanese culture through the art of Taiko, a traditional Japanese instrument used in festivals and musical performances around the world. After the presentation, participants can try playing Taiko.

Starts at 12:30pm in the 2nd floor meeting room.
 

Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

絆 Kizuna: Bonds of Friendship Meet

  • Iowa Taproom

Please join us for our June 2017 Kizuna Meet.  絆 – bond between people, between family or relationship. It’s the bonds of friendship!!  This month we're going to have the meet at Iowa Taproom.  We felt that this is the perfect place to have our Kizuna meet in June to cool off beginning of summer heat at all Iowa beer and one amazing place.  For the 2017 CelebrAsian volunteers, your first drink is on us!!

May
26
May 27

CELEBRASIAN 2017: 15TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY

  • Western Gateway Park (Pappajohn Sculpture Park)

In 2016, another successful event hosted by our community partner, Iowa Asian Alliance (https://www.iowaasianalliance.com/about-celebrasian/).  The Japanese Village featured a Food Tent, Gift Tent and Culture Tent.  At the main stage, energetic performance by Soten Taiko and JASI members participated in a fashion show featured traditional wedding finery from across Asia.  There was a great diversity of ages, background and abilities that came out to enjoy the Iowa’s best Asian Festival.

Visit IAA's Facebook page for additional information.

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May
18
7:00 pm19:00

Kizuna: Bonds of Friendship Meet

  • Smokey Row Coffee Co.
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Please join us for our May 2017 Kizuna Meeting.  絆 – bond between people, between family or relationship. It’s the bonds of friendship!!  This meeting is an informal, just get together and get to know each other type of gathering. It’d be perfect for someone would like to have a conversation in Japanese, have few questions about Japan and/or our organization, or just wanted to swing by to have a cup of coffee with us.

 

 
Yard Sale
Apr
2
9:00 am09:00

Yard Sale

  • Westridge Elementary

!! Rain or Shine !!
Everything must go!!


JAPANESE GIFT ITEMS

HOME GOODS / KITCHEN / CLOTHING / FURNITURE

BOOKS / ART / LIGHTING / AND MORE


CASH ONLY

 
Kizuna: Bonds of Friendship Meeting
Mar
23
7:00 pm19:00

Kizuna: Bonds of Friendship Meeting

  • Smokey Row Coffee

 

Please join us for our March 2017 Kizuna Meeting. 

絆 – bond between people, between family or relationship.  It’s the bonds of friendship!! This meeting is an informal, just get together and get to know each other type of gathering. It’d be perfect for someone would like to have a conversation in Japanese, have few questions about Japan and/or our organization, or just wanted to swing by to have a cup of coffee with us.