Annual Meeting

Denene Tliaferro - silk purse

Annual Membership Silent Auction on March 8

Published on February 27th, 2013 | by ssca

Last year’s silent auction was a great mix of local art, souvenirs from our sister cities, and generous donations from local businesses and members. We’ve got new donations coming in daily for the March 8th, 6:30 [&hellip... Read More


Japanese Festival

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Japanese Fall Festival 2012

Published on November 26th, 2012 | by ssca

Thanks everyone came out for the 2012 Japanese Fall Festival and remember to mark your calendar for next year’s festival September 6-8 , 2013 – as always, the first weekend after Labor Day in the Mizumoto [&hellip... Read More


Japanese Festival

Shi Shi Mai dances at Jeffries Elementary

Shi Shi Mia (Lion Dance) School visits

Published on September 6th, 2012 | by ssca

Springfield Sister Cites Association brings multicultural artists and performers to Springfield for festivals and special events and also works hard to connect those guest artists into the public education network... Read More


Isesaki News

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2012 Japanese Fall Festival Updates!

Published on August 22nd, 2012 | by ssca

Japanese Fall Festival returns to the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden on Sept. 7-9! The year, the annual festival includes special Shi-Shi-Mai (Lion Dance) performances, a professional Japanese storyteller, the Osuwa Taiko Drummers, Japanese top spinning, martial [&hellip... Read More


Japanese Festival

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Japanese Fall Festival poster for 2012

Published on August 18th, 2012 | by ssca

17th Annual Japanese Fall Festival is scheduled for September 7-9, 2012 Friday 5:30-10 p.m. | Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. | Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at Nathanael [&hellip... Read More


Isesaki News

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Fun Night at Isesaki Summer Festival

Published on August 11th, 2012 | by ssca

The Creamery Arts Center was buzzing with Japanese cultural games, crafts, and activities such as kendo, origami, and tea ceremony. Families attending the free event got to try unique Japanese snack foods, shoot a “chopstick gun,” [&hellip... Read More


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    April 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Cherry Blossom Kite Festival
    Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park and Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, 2400 S. Scenic Ave.

    May 24 – Students from Isesaki study at MSU
    and doing service projects in our community

    June – local students travel to Japan

    July 12 – Sister Cities Fiesta at Butterfly Festival
    featuring Mariachi Viva Xalisco!

    August 4 – Students from Isesaki study at MSU
    and doing service projects in our community

    August 5-12 – Local band “Ing” will perform in Isesaki

    September 12-14 – 19th Annual Japanese Fall Festival in the Japanese Stroll Garden at Nathanael Greene/Close Park featuring a performing delegation from Isesaki, as well as several other international headliner acts, local performers and artisans

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