Events & Programs
Children's Day, Saturday, May 3, 2014
A Free Event of the Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado!
ON THE COLORADO COLLEGE CAMPUS
Children of all ages are invited to participate in various Japanese activities. All craft supplies will be provided.
CRAFT ACTIVITIES -Origami (Art of Paper Folding) -Shuji(Calligraphy)
-Koinobori (Carp Making) -Manga, Anime -Koto (Japanese Musical
Instrument) -Kendama -Darumaotoshi (Traditional Japanese games)
DEMONSTRATION ACTIVITIES -Gala Fashion Show* -Martial Arts
Demonstration * If possible, please dress your child in kimono, yukata,
or even martial arts uniforms so they can participate in the GALA
JAPANESE FASHION SHOW!
Click here for a flyer.
Event is made possible by a generous donation from Yamato Corporation.
Sponsored by JASSC and the German, Russian, and East Asian Languages
Dept. (GREAL) of Colorado College.
Camp Amache Pilgrimage, Saturday, May 17, 2014
Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs and JASSC are
sponsoring a charter bus trip to Granada, CO to visit the site of a
WWII internment camp (“Camp Amache”) for U.S. Citizens of Japanese
The Annual Camp Amache Pilgrimage is a day to remember those of
Japanese descent who spent more than three years imprisoned on the
plains of southern Colorado. Efforts have been made for a number of
years to preserve and restore this infamous page in Colorado & U.S.
The day’s events are as follows:
6:30 a.m. Parking/Registration at Young Life Center, 420 N. Cascade Avenue
7:00 a.m. DEPART ON TIME!
8:30 a.m. Arrive at Senior Center, La Junta CO for restrooms/snack & coffee
11:00 a.m. Arrive in Granada CO
Memorial Service, Amache Cemetery
Lunch at Granada High School, arranged by Amache Preservation Society Program, Museum Tour, Camp Tour
3:00 p.m. Estimated departure for return trip
6:30 p.m. Estimated arrival at Young Life Center, Colorado Springs
Other sponsoring organizations include the Japanese American
Association of Colorado (Denver) and Friends of Amache (Amache
Preservation Society, Amache Historical Society, and the Amache Club).
Registration deadline is May 2, 2014. Please click here for the registration form:
The cost of the entire day, including bus fare, morning coffee/snack,
lunch and activities will be $40/ person for current HPA and JASSC
members, and $45/person for guests.
Escape From Manchuria Book
Our past president,
Paul Maruyama, has written a book, Escape from Manchuria which
we invite you to purchase and read. It is a compelling story. You can
buy the book in either hardcover or paperback at Amazon or at iUniverse.
So, what is the
book about? Quoting from the press release: "In the closing days of
WWII, the Soviet Union attacked and occupied
Japanese-controlled northern China, then called Manchuria. Immediately,
misery and death from cold, hunger, disease, and brutality descended
upon the Japanese civilians at the hands of the Soviet Army and
revenge-seeking mobs and bandits. Nearly 2,500 Japanese died daily.
"Three courageous men embarked on a secret mission and escaped to Japan
to eventually bring an end to the Manchurian nightmare. In Escape from
Manchuria (published by iUniverse), Paul K. Maruyama, Lt. Col., USAF
(Retired), the son of one of the three men, narrates for Western
readers the compelling true story of the rescue and repatriation of
nearly 1.7 million Japanese that began almost a year after the
surrender of Japan."
can find this fascinating book at Amazon.com, or contact the author
directly. The discounted price of the book is $23 for softcover and $33
for hardcover. You may contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call at 719-266-5625.
Classes combine the flavors and techniques of Japan/China/Hawaii.
Taught by members and invited chefs. Classes are held every two
Classes meet at 11:00 AM on a Saturday. Each class costs $5 for Members and
$20 for Non-Members. Limit: 15 participants.
Please direct RSVPs and questions to LaRae
or by phone at 266 5625.
The number of participants is limited.
beginner, intermediate, advanced, and business Japanese
classes. Classes are usually group lessons to facilitate conversation
and interaction. Please contact each teacher about the schedule and
information and enrollment, please
contact: Kayoko Jennings at email@example.com
calligraphy classes are available now. You will learn
the artistic writing of the Japanese language with ink. For information
and enrollment, please contact: Atsuko Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org
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