Japan Fest 2016 – Thank you!!

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dsc_106711月6日の Japan Fest 2016 には昨年を上回る約870名の方々にお越しいただき、無事終了することができました。お忙しい中ご来場していただいた皆様、ボランティアの皆様、本当にありが とうございました。フランクリン高校での開催も2回目となり出展などで参加される方も増え、心強く感じております。初めてご来場頂いた皆様からたくさんお褒めのお言葉を頂きこれからの励みとさせて頂きたいと思います。dsc_0956

企業からいただいた寄付金とブース寄付金等から経費を差し引いた最終収支は$6,617.79となりました。$3,000ずつ南三陸震災復興寄附金と熊本市へ寄付させていただきます。詳細につきましては当ホームページのJapan Fest 2016にありますFinancial Report をご覧ください。

今回もフランクリン高校のカニア先生と学校関係者の方々の多大なるご尽力によりこの祭りが可能となりました。改めて感謝するとともにフランクリン学区への皆さんにもの感謝したいと思います。dsc_0930
Japan Fest 2016の終了結果のご報告と共に、皆様方のご支援に重ねて御礼申し上げます。

MJA 役員一同

 

Thank you for coming, volunteering and supporting our annual event. We had about 870 visitors this year, much more than last year. It was a great success! This was our second time to host Japan Fest at Franklin High School. We are very happy and proud to have more booths and more people on the stage. dsc_1037

The total of the donation after deducting the expenses was $6,617.79. We will donate Minami Sanriku cho and Kumamoto Prefecture $3,000 each. For details, please refer to “Japan Fest 2016 Financial Report” on our site.

This event would not have been possible without tireless effort from Kania sensei of Franklin High School and the school staff. We would like to thank the school district of Franklin for kindly letting us use their facility again this year.

MJA Board Members

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Japan Fest 2016 – See you tomorrow!

It’s ONE day to go! Are you ready? See you all tomorrow at Franklin High School Cafeteria at Noon. Come early but not too early, daylight saving time ends tomorrow.

Take a peak at the Floor Plan (PDF) so you can find your favorite vendor booth. The print out of the floor plan is also available at the reception tomorrow.
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Japan Fest – Sponsors

We are very fortunate to have many generous sponsors to support Japan Fest 2016. Only with their help can Japan Fest continue to be so successful. We offer a special “Thank You” to the following sponsors:

Japan Airlines
Toshiba International Corp Power System Division
Yamato Corporation
Nikki America, Inc.
Nissan Brake Ohio, Inc
Sumitomo Electric Carbide Manufacturing, Inc
Restaurant Izumi’s
DIC Imaging Products USA
CDH, P.C.
Kikkoman Foods, Inc.
JTB Usa, Inc
IACE Travel

Important! Japan Airlines has sponsored a special silent auction opportunity. To learn more and participate in the JAL silent auction follow this link:

https://milwaukeejp.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/japan-fest-silent-auction/

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Japan Fest – Norton Shigematsu

nortonshigemats-flowerCome join us to experience the beauty of Sumisaiga ink-wash painting and Japanese calligraphy at Franklin High School Cafeteria on November 6th (noon)!

Cole, an artist and art educator at The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD), will paint a beautiful flower and Aki will write your name or the name of someone important for you, in Japanese.

Please stop by the Norton Shigematsu booth and ask them about this beautiful, personalized artwork. They will be happy to share their knowledge and love of art with you!

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Japan Fest – Rock Paper Scissors Game

Test your luck and skill with the easy to learn, hard to master game rock-paper-scissors (jan-ken). For a $1 donation we invite you to challenge our distinguished MC, Jack Takahashi, to jan-ken for a chance to win prizes and have some big laughs. This is sure to be fun and the money raised will go to support our good causes. The games well be held at approximately 1:40 pm and 2:15 pm near the stage.  Janken pon!

To check out other performance times, please check the event program.

 

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Japan Fest – Stage Performances

hibikiIt’s only 3 more days until Japan Fest 2016. The lineup for the stage performances is amazing! Be sure to check out the latest event program on our website so you don’t miss your favorite performers.

The Chicago Koto Group plays traditional Japanese stringed instruments and will be performing for the first time in Milwaukee at Japan Fest. The group was established in 1985 and plays many events and festivals. chicagokotoThis Sunday, they will be performing three songs performed by four koto players and shakuhachi flute.

And it wouldn’t be Japan Fest without our favorite local Taiko group – Hibiki! Each year, they impress all of us with their amazing and powerful Japanese drum performance.

Anaguma Eisa Group Photo - 2015 Asia Fest [Square]

Doyokai Japanese students have been practicing their presentations and are excited to perform this weekend as well. Those are a few of the many exciting performers that will be at Japan Fest this year. We can’t wait to see YOU at Franklin High School cafeteria at noon on Sunday, November 6th.

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Japan Fest -Pastry & Bread

16-04-11-21-34-58-282_decoDo you have a sweet tooth? If so, come to Japan Fest this weekend. Patisserie Amber Sky will offer delicate Japanese inspired cakes, plus Mayumi will be offering homemade Japanese style bread.

At Japan Fest 2016, Patisserie Amber Sky will feature six flavors of the very popular pound cake – Caramel, Caramel Apple (New!), Fruit, Lemon, Sakura Cherry Blossom, and Green Tea. Pound cakes are available in the whole, half cut, and individual slices. In addition, Amber Sky feature the famous Japanese-style strawberry shortcake, rich chocolate sachertorte, and croissant bread pudding – all in individual serving size. These items will be in limited supply so come early to enjoy these special treats.20150828211129

If you haven’t tried Japanese style bread, this is your chance. Japanese bread is wonderfully fluffy and with a touch of sweetness but not too much. Mayumi plans to offer Cream Pan (custard filled buns), Choco Cornet (chocolate custard filled twisty buns), Melon Pan (sweet bread covered in a crispy cookie dough), and Anpan (bean past filled buns). Be sure to stop by early to choose your favorite Japanese bakery items20130717_124439.

Doors open at noon and event ends at 3:30 pm at Franklin High School cafeteria on Sunday, November 6ht. Free admission!

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