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Upcoming events

    • 13 Apr 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Rainy Day Anime (2350 S. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO)



    Rainy Day Anime is hosting a Mini Sakura Festival Sat. April 13th from 12-5pm. 

    This all ages event includes: 

    • A special Pink Sale in the store
    • An Artist Alley next door with artist giveaways
    • An Activity Tent hosted by the Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado
    • The “Studio Munchie” Food truck in the Parking lot 

    Of course, Cosplay and Japanese fashion is encouraged. Let's have some fun celebrating spring!

    Rainy Day Anime is located at 2350 S. Academy Blvd. in Colorado Springs.

    • 13 Apr 2024
    • 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
    • East Library (East Annex)

    At this event, Japanese speakers will stay in place at a table with a board/card game and English speakers will jump around where they want to play. We will try to speak in Japanese as much as possible!

    Any level of speakers are welcome!

    Bring your own water bottles and some cookies or snacks to share if you can.

    Since the space is limited, we need you to RSVP at s.snow2207@gmail.com.

    This activity is free of charge for JASSC members. We will ask $5 donations/family  from non-members.

    REGISTER


    • 19 Apr 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Gold Hill Police Station, Community Room, 955 W. Moreno Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80905


    Learn the beautiful art of sumi-e, or Japanese ink painting!  Colorado Native Tei Kobayashi has spent the last 40 years deeply studying this art in Japan, and is here to share her knowledge this spring while she's visiting Colorado Springs.

    Tei graduated from Colorado College, and began her journey into sumi-e with Gia Fu Feng at Stiilpoint ,a Taoist temple outside of Manitou Springs. She received her Master of Arts in printmaking, painting and sculpture in Florence, Italy at the Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of the Arts. In 1982, she moved to Japan to study “Nihonga” (traditional Japanese painting using mineral pigment  with gold & silver leaf), “Sumi-e” (ink painting and “Shodo” (calligraphy). Her artwork evolved site-specific installation and performance in the Contemporary  Arts.  In 2010 she received the Platteforum Biennale of the America’s Art residency.  She has been exhibiting internationally for over forty years.

    Special attention is given to each student so classes are limited to 10 people.  Classes are offered to experienced and non-experienced Sumi-e painters alike. The level does not matter as individual instruction will be given according to each person's interest and capability.

    Brushes, Inkstones, Inksticks will be provided. You may bring your own materials if you have them. The cost of instruction including materials is 85$. This workshop is sponsored by the Golden Lotus Foundation. 


    Dates:

    Friday, April 19th, 2024 5:00PM-7:00PM
    Sunday, April 21st, 2024 1:00PM- 3:00PM
    Sunday, April 21st, 2024 5:00PM- 7:00PM


    Location:

    Gold Hill Police Station, Community Room, 

    955 W. Moreno Ave. 

    Colorado Springs, CO 80905

    To register, email KobayashiTei@gmail.com


    • 21 Apr 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Gold Hill Police Station, Community Room, 955 W. Moreno Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80905


    Learn the beautiful art of sumi-e, or Japanese ink painting!  Colorado Native Tei Kobayashi has spent the last 40 years deeply studying this art in Japan, and is here to share her knowledge this spring while she's visiting Colorado Springs.

    Tei graduated from Colorado College, and began her journey into sumi-e with Gia Fu Feng at Stiilpoint ,a Taoist temple outside of Manitou Springs. She received her Master of Arts in printmaking, painting and sculpture in Florence, Italy at the Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of the Arts. In 1982, she moved to Japan to study “Nihonga” (traditional Japanese painting using mineral pigment  with gold & silver leaf), “Sumi-e” (ink painting and “Shodo” (calligraphy). Her artwork evolved site-specific installation and performance in the Contemporary  Arts.  In 2010 she received the Platteforum Biennale of the America’s Art residency.  She has been exhibiting internationally for over forty years.

    Special attention is given to each student so classes are limited to 10 people.  Classes are offered to experienced and non-experienced Sumi-e painters alike. The level does not matter as individual instruction will be given according to each person's interest and capability.

    Brushes, Inkstones, Inksticks will be provided. You may bring your own materials if you have them. The cost of instruction including materials is 85$. This workshop is sponsored by the Golden Lotus Foundation. 


    Dates:

    Friday, April 19th, 2024 5:00PM-7:00PM
    Sunday, April 21st, 2024 1:00PM- 3:00PM
    Sunday, April 21st, 2024 5:00PM- 7:00PM


    Location:

    Gold Hill Police Station, Community Room, 

    955 W. Moreno Ave. 

    Colorado Springs, CO 80905

    To register, email KobayashiTei@gmail.com


    • 21 Apr 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Gold Hill Police Station, Community Room, 955 W. Moreno Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80905


    Learn the beautiful art of sumi-e, or Japanese ink painting!  Colorado Native Tei Kobayashi has spent the last 40 years deeply studying this art in Japan, and is here to share her knowledge this spring while she's visiting Colorado Springs.

    Tei graduated from Colorado College, and began her journey into sumi-e with Gia Fu Feng at Stiilpoint ,a Taoist temple outside of Manitou Springs. She received her Master of Arts in printmaking, painting and sculpture in Florence, Italy at the Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of the Arts. In 1982, she moved to Japan to study “Nihonga” (traditional Japanese painting using mineral pigment  with gold & silver leaf), “Sumi-e” (ink painting and “Shodo” (calligraphy). Her artwork evolved site-specific installation and performance in the Contemporary  Arts.  In 2010 she received the Platteforum Biennale of the America’s Art residency.  She has been exhibiting internationally for over forty years.

    Special attention is given to each student so classes are limited to 10 people.  Classes are offered to experienced and non-experienced Sumi-e painters alike. The level does not matter as individual instruction will be given according to each person's interest and capability.

    Brushes, Inkstones, Inksticks will be provided. You may bring your own materials if you have them. The cost of instruction including materials is 85$. This workshop is sponsored by the Golden Lotus Foundation. 


    Dates:

    Friday, April 19th, 2024 5:00PM-7:00PM
    Sunday, April 21st, 2024 1:00PM- 3:00PM
    Sunday, April 21st, 2024 5:00PM- 7:00PM


    Location:

    Gold Hill Police Station, Community Room, 

    955 W. Moreno Ave. 

    Colorado Springs, CO 80905

    To register, email KobayashiTei@gmail.com


    • 04 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado College (825 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903)
    Register

    Our 2024 Children's Day festival is coming up on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 10am-12:30pm. This is such a fun event and we hope you can join us. Children of all ages are invited to participate, and all supplies are provided! There will be craft projects and demonstrations. It will be at the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center on the Colorado College campus (southeast corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre).

    We need volunteers beginning at 9am on the day of the event. If you can help us out, please email Maeve Gennett at maeve@japanamerica.org

    You can help us in our planning by registering!

    We would love it if you could print a few copies of the attached flyer and post them on bulletin boards in the community and at your work.
    2024 Children's Day Flyer.pdf


    • 11 May 2024
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • CreateSpace at Library 21c

    At this event, Japanese speakers will stay in place at a table with a board/card game and English speakers will jump around where they want to play. We will try to speak in Japanese as much as possible!

    Any level of speakers are welcome!

    Bring your own water bottles and some cookies or snacks to share if you can.

    Since the space is limited, we need you to RSVP at s.snow2207@gmail.com.

    This activity is free of charge for JASSC members. We will ask $5 donations/family  from non-members.

    REGISTER


Past events

09 Mar 2024 Conversation Over Cookies
24 Feb 2024 Conversation Over Cookies
27 Jan 2024 Conversation Over Cookies
27 Jan 2024 Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temples hosting 2024 Kohaku Utagassen
20 Jan 2024 Mochitsuki (Rice Cake Pounding)
02 Dec 2023 Conversation Over Cookies
18 Nov 2023 Conversation Over Cookies
04 Nov 2023 2023 Bazaar and Cultural Festival
21 Oct 2023 Conversation Over Cookies
30 Sep 2023 Conversation Over Cookies
12 Aug 2023 JASSC Member NATSU MATSURI Potluck (Rudy’s BBQ)
05 Aug 2023 Obon 2023 in Denver
22 Jul 2023 Conversation Over Cookies
17 Jun 2023 Cherry Blossom Festival
10 Jun 2023 Conversation Over Cookies
20 May 2023 Conversation Over Cookies
06 May 2023 Children's Day Event
15 Apr 2023 Conversation Over Cookies
18 Mar 2023 Conversation Over Cookies
25 Feb 2023 JUMP
21 Feb 2023 Conversation Over Cookies
31 Jan 2023 Conversation Over Cookies
21 Jan 2023 MOCHITSUKI, ( CAKE POUNDING EVENT )
17 Dec 2022 Conversation Over Cookies
24 Sep 2022 JASSC Bazaar and Cultural Festival
13 Aug 2022 JASSC Member Natsu Matsuri Potluck
13 Aug 2022 Natsu Matsuri and Potluck
25 Jun 2022 Golf Tournament
21 May 2022 Annual Amache Pilgrimage
20 Mar 2022 National Cherry Blossom Festival
05 Mar 2022 Hinamatsuri
22 Feb 2022 Aerospace Security Discussion
18 Oct 2021 Amache Interpretive Plan public meeting
05 Oct 2021 Amache Interpretive Plan public meeting
15 Aug 2021 Tadaima
30 Apr 2021 Traditional Japanese & Jazz Music
23 Apr 2021 Amache Virtual Community Roundtable
16 Dec 2020 Meditation and Japanese Singing Bowl
15 Dec 2020 Giggle Without Google
14 Dec 2020 Virtual Concert
10 Dec 2020 Rokugo
09 Dec 2020 Bilingual Yoga
04 Dec 2020 Online Film Festival
01 Dec 2020 Special Relief Grant for Japanese Teaching Materials
01 Dec 2020 2021 Japanese Course
07 Nov 2020 Unveiling of Kunio Maruyama Statue
07 Mar 2020 Hina Matsuri
29 Feb 2020 JUMP Inaugural Event
16 Feb 2020 Mile High JACL’s Day of Remembrance
25 Jan 2020 2020 Mochitsuki
16 Dec 2019 Kakehashi Program
16 Nov 2019 Shibainu Festival Pre-Event Movie
26 Oct 2019 2019 Japanese Cultural Festival and Bazaar
19 Oct 2019 Ikebana
14 Sep 2019 What If Festival of Innovation & Imagination
13 Sep 2019 Asian Art Association presents Curator's Circle
28 Aug 2019 My Neighbor Totoro
26 Aug 2019 My Neighbor Totoro
25 Aug 2019 My Neighbor Totoro
24 Aug 2019 Hiroya Tsukamoto Concert
04 Aug 2019 JAA Picnic
20 Jul 2019 Obon Odori and Hatsubon
15 Jul 2019 Cats of Mirikitani screening
13 Jul 2019 Summer Wagashi Tasting
29 Jun 2019 Free Citizen Workshop
24 Jun 2019 Manjiro/Whitfield Grassroots Summit
27 May 2019 Nisei Veterans Memorial
18 May 2019 Amache Pilgrimage
12 May 2019 Japanese School of Denver Community Fair
11 May 2019 Paul Maruyama Book Signing
11 May 2019 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
04 May 2019 Kodomo no Hi: Children's Day
03 May 2019 Passport to Asia Dinners
25 Apr 2019 Stay at the Imperial Hotel in Japan
20 Apr 2019 JASSC April Culture Talk - Sogetsu Ikebana
02 Mar 2019 Doll and Cultural Festival
16 Feb 2019 JASSC February Cultural Talk
26 Jan 2019 Mochitsuki (New Year's Rice Pounding)
17 Nov 2018 Koi Fish Viewing
20 Oct 2018 2018 Japanese Cultural Festival and Bazaar
17 Oct 2018 Registration for Manjiro/Whitfield Grassroots Summit
15 Sep 2018 Monthly Gathering
29 May 2018 Asian Pacific Community “Passport to Asia” – Thai Mint
26 May 2018 43rd Annual Territory Days
20 May 2018 Asian Pacific Community “Passport to Asia” – Hunan Springs
15 May 2018 Asian Pacific Community “Passport to Asia” – Tomo Sushi
10 May 2018 Asian Pacific Community “Passport to Asia” – You-Ka Café
05 May 2018 Kodomo no Hi: Children's Day
01 May 2018 Asian Pacific Community “Passport to Asia” – Saigon Wings
29 Apr 2018 Yoshitomo Saito: “Millionyearseeds”
29 Apr 2018 Chiho Aoshima: “Takaamanohara”
21 Apr 2018 Screening: The Rootless Land (A Country That Is Nowhere)
16 Apr 2018 An Evening with Shunsaku Hayashi
14 Apr 2018 Cooking Class
31 Mar 2018 "The Rootless Land ", Part 2, to be aired on NHK
24 Mar 2018 "The Rootless Land", Part 1, to be aired on NHK
17 Mar 2018 Japan Experiences, Tea and Conversation
10 Mar 2018 Suyama Project
03 Mar 2018 Hina Matsuri
17 Feb 2018 Monthly Gathering
07 Feb 2018 Seed: The Life of the Rice King and His Kin
19 Jan 2018 On Ensemble Concert
31 Dec 2017 NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen
07 Dec 2017 George Takei's Allegiance on Broadway
30 Nov 2017 Walk in US, Talk on Japan
21 Oct 2017 Japanese Cultural Festival & Bazaar
30 Sep 2017 JASSC Asian Potluck
19 Sep 2017 JASSC Membership Meeting
26 Aug 2017 Cooking Class
04 Aug 2017 Fujiyoshida Sister City 55th Aniversary
03 Aug 2017 Seed: The Life of the Rice King and His Kin
26 Jun 2017 2017 Nara Summit
06 May 2017 Children's Day 2017
19 Apr 2017 SEED: The Life of the Rice King and His Kin
17 Mar 2017 2017 Paul Maruyama Scholarship Application
11 Mar 2017 Japan Style
03 Mar 2017 Shen Yun – Enter the Land of the Divine
19 Feb 2017 Day of Remembrance 2017
19 Feb 2017 ALLEGIANCE Returns for Special Encore Screening!
16 Feb 2017 The Birth of Saké
25 Jan 2017 GLF Annual Chinese New Year Dinner – Year of the Rooster
21 Jan 2017 CSCCI Chinese New Year Festival
14 Jan 2017 2017 Mochistuki - Rice Pounding
08 Jan 2017 The Taiko Society at Library 21C
13 Dec 2016 George Takei's Allegiance
03 Dec 2016 JASSC's Holiday Party
22 Oct 2016 Golden Lotus Mid Autumn Festival Luncheon
15 Oct 2016 Cultural Festival and Bazaar
07 Aug 2016 Membership Potluck with Rudi's BBQ
09 Jul 2016 Cooking Class
11 Jun 2016 Cooking Class
07 Jun 2016 Colorado Springs Youth Symphony and Toranosuke Taiko Drummers 2016 Tour Concert
21 May 2016 2016 Amache Pilgrimage
20 May 2016 Colorado Springs Ikebana, Chapter 95
07 May 2016 Lantern Glow Cultural Festival of Lights
07 May 2016 Children's Day 2016
09 Apr 2016 Expanding the flute: Eastern European, Japanese Shakuhachi and Contemporary flute traditions Workshop
08 Apr 2016 Expanding the flute: Eastern European, Japanese Shakuhachi and Contemporary flute traditions Concert
26 Mar 2016 Sakura Festival
21 Feb 2016 Day of Remembrance
23 Jan 2016 Mochitsuki (New Year's Rice Pounding)
20 Jan 2016 Public Lecture, “The Mad Baron’s March: International Rivalries and the Russian Civil War in Mongolia, 1920-1921” by Dr. John Jennings
05 Dec 2015 Annual Holiday Party
10 Nov 2015 Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan
06 Nov 2015 CSCCI Annual Traditional Chinese Hot Pot Dinner
24 Oct 2015 Cultural Festival and Bazaar
09 Aug 2015 JASSC Membership Potluck
06 Jul 2015 2015 Manjiro Summit
20 Jun 2015 CANCELLED -- Asian Potluck Luncheon
23 May 2015 Japanese Cooking Class
22 May 2015 Amache Exhibit at University of Denver (DU)
02 May 2015 Children's Day
25 Apr 2015 Japanese Tea Ceremony (Chanoyu)
02 Apr 2015 Gunpowder Diplomacy: The 1637-1638 Shimabara Rebellion and the Dutch East India Company
14 Mar 2015 Japanese Cooking Class
15 Feb 2015 Modern Taiko Fusion Concert: On Ensemble Live in Concert at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts
15 Feb 2015 Day of Remembrance 2015: Sharing Our Stories
17 Jan 2015 Mochitsuki (New Year's Rice Pounding)
06 Dec 2014 Annual Holiday Party
03 Nov 2014 Anime Film Series
04 Oct 2014 Cultural Festival and Bazaar
14 Aug 2014 Asian Pacific Community Luncheon
10 Aug 2014 Diversity Festival
03 Aug 2014 Membership Dinner
17 May 2014 Camp Amache Trip
15 May 2014 Lily Havey Presentation on Her Experiences at Camp Amache
08 May 2014 Paul Maruyama Lecture and Retirement Reception
03 May 2014 Children's Day
26 Apr 2014 Japanese Play: Nothing is Impossible at PPCC
27 Jan 2014 Kabuki at Colorado College
18 Jan 2014 Mochitsuki (New Year's Rice Pounding)
12 Jan 2014 Colorado Springs and Fujiyoshida -- Sister Cities
12 Dec 2013 Screening of the new film "Things Left Behind" and a talk by the director, Linda Hoaglund
07 Dec 2013 Annual Holiday Party

About us

The Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado is a non-profit educational and cultural organization promoting increased awareness, education, and understanding between the citizens of Southern Colorado and Japan.  Learn about the History of the JASSC.

Become a member

Join with other enthusiasts and participate in the language, foods, and activities with the opportunity to learn the culture of Japan.

Board of Directors

 President  Wayne Stout
 719-323-9550
 president@japanamerica.org
 Vice President  Jennifer Basco
 Secretary  Eric Basco
 Treasurer  Charissa Hartman
 Membership  Kaz Nagai
 Communications  Rayna Lindsey
 IT/Facebook  Ralph Archuleta
 At Large  Uriko Stout
 Kathy Kidd
Webmaster
 Seiko Cammack
Intern Maeve Gennett

 

 

 

 


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