JSGH Newsletter – July-August 2021

August 2021 Issue: Aug 8, 2021

Message from the President

Hello JSGH Members and Friends,

I hope that you are all staying safe, and enjoying the best that summer has to offer!  While the current resurgence of COVID in the state is certainly an unwelcome development, we are lucky to live in a state with one of the highest vaccination rates.  While it seems that we’re not quite post-COVID yet, despite some setbacks, Connecticut is still doing well!

With that in mind, JSGH has a few outdoor events planned in the coming months.  Please see below for details.  With everyone’s cooperation, we should be able to have these events safely, as planned, and have lots of fun!  Hope to see you soon.

Best Regards,

Peter Watson, President, JSGH


FALL  Japanese Language Classes **Plz register prior to September 3**

Level 1 – September 9, 2021 to October 21, 2021

Level 2 – September 8, 2021 to October 20, 2021

Level 3 – September 7, 2021 to October 19, 2021

We are happy to welcome experienced Instructors, Garrett Groesbeck and Mas Honghoh,  for Level 1 and 2 classes, and Kumiko Watanabe for level 3 class. For details see our website: https://www.jsofgh.org/japanese-course/

Upcoming Events and Important Dates

Riverfront Asian Festival, Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford CT

August 21st 2021, 11 am to 4pm

A celebration of Asian culture in Downtown Hartford featuring a range of events, performances and delicious food!  Visit JSGH Booth : Origami, Ken-dama & Rock painting. Meet Pikachu 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm. We will also have a Shakuhachi performance, so we’d love to see you there!

JSGH Fall BBQ, JB Williams Park, Glastonbury CT

September 18th 2021, From 11am

We’ll be having our annual Fall BBQ at JB Williams park again this year! The menu will feature some old favorites, and we’ll be having activities including taiko drumming, obon dancing, and the anpan dangle race!  Stay tuned for details.

Japan Comes to The Square, Blue Back Square, West Hartford CT

October 17th 2021, Time TBD

An outdoor Japanese cultural show in the middle of Blue Back Square. Featured performances include Shishimai, Koto, Folk Tales, and a taiko performance from Soh Daiko (from NYC!)

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JSGH Contact Information

If you wish to contact us, please email  contact@jsofgh.org .

You can see our latest activities and other information on our website (https://www.jsofgh.org) and Facebook page (facebook.com/JSofGH/).

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