Hanami Picnic 2021 Photos

Thanks to many members who came to the Hanami Picnic at the Gillette Castle State Park. The weather was nice, and the cherry blossoms were beautiful. We hope that the cherry trees we planted there will provide the joy to all visitors for years to come. Here are some photos from the picnic. >>Read More...

Cherry Trees Planting at Gillette Castle State Park

On October 3, 2020, with many volunteers help, we were able to plan several cherry trees at the Gillette Castle State Park. In Japan, people visit the beautiful Cherry blossoms during the spring season, at parks, old castles, schools, or along the riverbanks. For them, it is the time to share the joy of living. In Connecticut, however, we only occasionally see these gorgeous Cherry blossoms on private properties, there is nowhere for the public >>Read More...

JSGH 2020 Outdoor Animal Photo Contest

Yes, we are on a roll with the fun photo contests! If you haven’t participated in our previous photo contest, be sure to enter your interesting photos this time. There’s a surprise prize for the winner, too! The “Outdoor Animals” is the theme of Japan Society of Greater Hartford’s next photo contest. Post your pets or wild animal pics on our Facebook page to enter the contest! (https://www.facebook.com/JSofGH/). Read the details and participate!  Theme: Outdoor >>Read More...

JSGH 2020 Cool Mask Photo Contest Winners

We have received many cool masks and face-covering photos on our Facebook page. A huge thank you to everyone who participated! We are happy to announce the winner of the cool mask photo contest and 3 runner-ups. A winning photo by Yayoi-san This hand made mask is very pretty and looks comfortable to wear. 🙂 Runner-up 1 & 2 : Hiroko-san Runner-up 3: Kazuo-san Congratulations, everyone!   >>Read More...