2019 Fall Picnic Hosted by JSGH

Please join us for a barbecue lunch, games, music and much more! Location: J.B. Williams Park in Glastonbury CT Address: 705 Neipsic Rd, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Date: Saturday, September 21 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m Fee: Adult & Children 14 and over – Member $10 Non-member $12, Children 13 and under – Free Food: Hamburgers, Hotdogs, BBQ (beef & squid), Sweetcorn, Buta-jiru (pork soup w/ vegi), Potato salad, Coleslaw, Bottled Water, etc. Free Popcorn & >>Read More...

Cosplay Contest at Japan Summer Festival

The Cosplay Contest is coming back to JSGH’s Summer Festival on June 15, 2019! (Blue Back Square, West Hartford, CT) Do you love dressing up as your favorite Japanese anime, manga or video game character? Come join us for the Summer Festival Cosplay contest! Please make sure your costume has a Japanese theme and is appropriate for all ages. Cash prizes for the winners! 3:00-4:00 Cosplay Contest Winners will be announced at 4:10! You can >>Read More...

2019 Japan Summer Festival

6th Annual Japan Summer Festival Saturday, June 15th, 2019 (Rain date: Sun. June 16th) Blue Back Square, West Hartford, CT Noon – 5:30 pm This is a free event open to the public. Mountain River Taiko Karate & Kendo Demonstrations Shishimai Lion Dance Bon Dance *Cosplay Contest (If you’d like to enter the contest, please see here for the detail.) Balloon Storytelling Tea Ceremony Yukata Experience Sumi-e (Japanese ink painting workshop) Paprika Dance – Tokyo >>Read More...

May Nihongo Night – Drug Abuse

The recent opiate epidemic in the US has affected Connecticut as well. Since 2012 over 5000 people died in Connecticut of an accidental opiate overdose. However, it is not well known that many of these deaths resulted from the combination of opiates and other drugs plus alcohol. While opiate addiction has been a major concern in recent years, drug and alcohol abuse have been with us since colonial times. We will present an overview of >>Read More...