JASM Bonenkai, End-of-the-Year Feast

Cost Per Person: $35 for JASM members, $45 for non-members JASM will cover gratuity. Drinks are not included. Treat yourself to a Japanese feast specially prepared by Chef Matsuyama, for the Japan America Society of Maine membership. It’s JASM’s Bonenkai  (Forget the Year) celebration, and JASM members and friends are invited to join together for fun, …

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Reflections – Exploration of Japanese Shibori

Kathy Goddu is a fiber artist focused on various Japanese dye and stitch techniques. Shibori is an ancient Japanese dye resist process with indigo dye, and sashiko is an ancient Japanese stitch work – white thread on indigo fabric. Kathy makes silk scarves, wall hangings, clothing pieces, and wall quilts. She has a studio in Bowdoinham.   Art Exhibit: October 3rd – 29th, 2016 (there …

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Atsuko Hirai Lantern and Garden Dedication

Please join President A. Clayton Spencer and Dean of Faculty Matt Auer at the dedication of The Atsuko Hirai Lantern and Garden In memory of Atsuko Hirai, the Kazushige Hirasawa Professor Emerita of History Friday, October 7, 2016 5–5:45 p.m. Olin Arts Center, Bates College 75 Russell Street Lewiston, Maine For more information or to RSVP, …

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Friends of Aomori – Koyo Celebration & Fundraiser at Oxbow

Join Friends of Aomori with a celebration of Koyo – the Japanese festival of fall colors – at Oxbow Brewing Tasting Room in Portland. Silent auction and raffle of Japanese items, restaurant coupons, and prints by Japanese and American artists Mami Food Truck serving Osaka-style street food Delicious Oxbow brews, including a Japanese-inspired beer (cash bar) Raffle tickets are $5 each or three …

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JASM Cherry Fest

City Hall Plaza, which welcomes visitors to the main entrance of Portland’s City Hall, is known for its many spectacular cherry trees. They bloom once a year and are simply beautiful. To celebrate their splendor, JASM members and friends are encouraged to join us on EARTH DAY, Friday, April 22, from 11:45am to 1:00pm to celebrate “CHERRY FEST” at Portland City Hall. …

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JASM Spring Feast

Miyake restaurant will present a wonderful ‘welcome spring’ meal for only $40 per person for JASM members, $50 for non-members. (Please bring cash or a check made payable to “JASM” to the restaurant). So come join JASM for an afternoon of fun, laughter and delicious food. RSVP REQUIRED no later than Tuesday, March 29 (RSVP now) …

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