Taiko drums, Japanese traditional and festive dance, traditional musical instruments, the beauty of the Chanoyu ceremony, Japanese martial arts, and Okinawan traditional dance — all this will bring the aesthetic gifts of Japanese culture to Austin and Central Texas during the 2015 Aki Matsuri, the Ninth Annual Japanese Fall Festival.
Visitors will enjoy a range of Japanese food and sweets, drinks, arts and Japanese goods, yukata booth, calligraphy, hands-on origami, Japanese games and entertainment. In addition, there will be a Raffle and Silent Auction for items such as restaurants massage/spa gift certificates, Japanese art collections, anime & festive goods, games, film screening passes, kimono, obi, kimono accessories, door prizes, and more! Those who wear yukata, kimono, matsuri happi coats, cosplay and Lorita, Harajuku, Tokyo street fashion are always welcome and can participate in the fashion contest! The students who are taking Japanese language classes at McClain and LASA will operate the Japanese game corner.
2015 Aki Matsuri
Saturday, October 17, 201512:00-4:00 PM
Free for JASGA members & under 18
$5 for non-members
O. Henry Middle School
2610 West 10th St.
Austin, Texas 78703