Japan America Society of Vermont

Tsukimi (Moon Viewing) Potluck Party

On 9/17 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., we are going to have the annual Tsukimi (Moon Viewing) potluck party at the Ridgewood club house in South Burlington (the same place we had it last year).

Club House Address: 0 Concord Green, South Burlington, VT 05403

You will find a Tsukimi banner in front of the club house. Last year, we saw a beautiful Moon Eclipse.


9/27, 2016 : Moon Eclipse! We have to wait 20 years to see this again. Photos by Toshi Saitoh

This year, we will again enjoy delicious food and the beautiful moon. We are also planning to present a slide show about recent Japan.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!


July 3rd Independence Day Parade in Montpelier

Dear Vermonters,

We hope you are enjoying the beautiful summer of Vermont. We at the JASV participated in the July 3rd Independence Day Parade in Montpelier. Like last year, the weather was very beautiful. This year was special!!! 5 beautiful ladies wore beautiful Yukata and marched through the audience of 20,000 along the road. We noticed that a group of little girls clapped loudly saying, "Wow, Kimono"

Please look at the quarterly release JASV Website Subdirectory, "Calendar" and "Chiisai Shinbun News Letters" for the JASV's events. Please join us! If you have questions, please contact info@jasv.org.

Friend Organization's Event Information

The Peace & Justice Center will hold an annual event called Songs of Hope to commemorate Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days. They will gather as a community on Burlington's waterfront, near the Boathouse, to sing songs of peace and then set afloat candle boats in memory of those killed from the US bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 71 years ago, on Tuesday, August 9th, 7 to 8:30 pm.

Urgent Request:

Makiko Damon, a Japanese woman who is a single mother with two children and lives in Montpelier, is in a critical health condition. The details are in, https://www.youcaring.com/makiko-damon-501471#.Vqa0vZWi5Vm.mailto

The JASV will appreciate it if you could help Makiko and her two children with donation through the above website. And please share/ forward this request with anyone in the community.

JASV Organizational Notes:

The JASV Board Meetings: Second Wednesday of the month - 6:30 pm. The JASV board meetings are in the JASV office at 123 Ethan Allen Avenue, Suite 306. Colchester. All are welcome.

The JASV Facebook page is a community space for JASV members and friends. If you are a participant in Facebook, visit our page at http://facebook.com/jasv.org; click "like" to include our postings on your Facebook wall.

If you would like to receive updates on the JASV calendar by email, you can join our Yahoo mailing list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jasv/ or by sending email request to info@jasv.org.


Consulate-General of Japan in Boston website
in English language at http://www.boston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/
or Japanese language at http://www.boston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/ja/   
Telephone: 617-973-9772.

If you know of any Japan-related events in Vermont, please send them to JASV at info@jasv.org.