Intro To Japanese Style Bookbinding

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Upcoming class at the Eugene Textile Center: Intro To Japanese Style Bookbinding Barbara Setsu Pickett Saturday, March 18thCLASS TIME: 10am – 4pm $75 + $25 MaterialsLearn how to hand-stitch your own blank books using the classic Japanese-style bookbinding techniques.  Try … Read More

Shikoku Henro (Shikoku pilgrim)

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By Bob Watada Emiko Goto and Rosa Sakanishi at Temple Gift shop in Shikoku, Japan Happy 90th birthday to David Toyama! For hundreds of years the devout have taken the pilgrimage of the 88 temples around the island of Shikoku, … Read More

Holiday Bazaar

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Dear JAA members, The Yujin Gakuen Holiday Bazaar is tomorrow for your holiday shopping needs! Also, they’re still taking donations of baked goods for their bake sale! Please see the attached flyer for more information.

26th Annual Obon Festival

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Annual Obon Festival Saturday – July 25, 2015 6:00pm – 9:00pm Alton Baker Park, 632 Day Island Road, Eugene, Oregon 97401 The Annual Obon and Taiko festival is a yearly event hosted by the Japanese American Association of Lane County, the … Read More

Obon volunteers needed!

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Obon volunteers needed! Please consider helping out at this year’s Festival, Sat. July 25th.  The time spent working a shift will go by quickly and you’ll meet new members.  We need help in the following areas: Site setup: Show up … Read More

The Asian Kite Will Be Saturday, May 2, 2015

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This year’s annual “Asian Kite Festival”, hosted by the community’s Asian Council, will be combined with Yujin Gakuen’s Children’s Day event. The UO’s Japanese Student Organization (JSO) and the Japanese-American Association of Lane County will contribute to this epic event on Saturday, May 2, … Read More

Today is Hinamatsuri in Japan

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Every year on March 3rd, we celebrate Girls’ Day or Hinamatsuri. Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (hina-ningyo) representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period. The customary drink for the … Read More

February 3rd is “Setsubun” in Japan

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Setsubun (“seasonal division”) is a festival held on February 3 or 4, one day before the start of spring according to the Japanese lunar calendar. Setsubun is not a national holiday. For many centuries, the people of Japan have been performing rituals with … Read More

Eugene Taiko’s Beginner Workshop

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We hope you’re interested in joining us for some taiko drumming! Eugene Taiko’s beginner workshop will be starting soon. The 8-week class will be held Tuesday evenings, 6:45–8 PM, starting September 30th. There is no fee for the class, but … Read More

“KANO” movie-screening and seminar with Producer Wei, Te-Sheng on Fri, Oct 17th in Corvallis

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The OSU Taiwan Student Forum is organizing a “KANO” movie-screening and seminar with Producer Wei, Te-Sheng on Fri, Oct 17th in Corvallis. A great movie that everyone should see! いよいよ2015年1月24日から『KANO〜1931海の向こうの甲子園〜』という邦題で日本公開決定! お待たせしました! 皆さまからの「日本ではいつ公開?」と沢山のお問い合わせをいただいていましたが、2015年1月24日から『KANO〜1931海の向こうの甲子園〜』という邦題で、新宿バルト9ほか全国公開が決定しました。 引き続き、応援をよろしくお願いします。 『KANO〜1931海の向こうの甲子園〜』 出演:永瀬正敏 坂井真紀 ツァオ・ヨウニン / 大沢たかお 主題歌:「風になって~勇者的浪漫~」Rake 中孝介 ファン・イーチェン スミン ルオ・メイリン(Epicレコードジャパン) 製作総指揮:ウェイ・ダーション 監督:マー・ジーシアン 脚本:ウェイ・ダーション チェン・チャウェイ プロデューサー:ウェイ・ダーション ジミー・ファン … Read More

“Uprooted” Exhibit Debut

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September 12, 2014 6:00 – 8:00 pm Four Rivers Cultural Center 676 SW 5th Avenue Ontario, OR 97914 It’s not too late to join us for the opening reception at the Four Rivers Cultural Center as we celebrate the debut … Read More