SAJCC Council decides to hold next Tucson Japanese Festival on March 23, 2024

The SAJCC Council met on July 25, 2023 at the Yanagihashi residence and via zoom to discuss our Tucson Japanese Festival, which has been on hiatus in 2021, 2022, 2023 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Council decided to host this popular festival, on Saturday March 23, 2024 again at Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Rd. Nine (of 13) Council members present at that meeting were Sharon, Crystal, Carolyn, Clint, Karen, Miyako, K, Miki, Min & Evelyn, plus guest Ishani Deo. Absent were M Fumie, Yuki, and Ginger.

The first SAJCC Japanese festival in Tucson was held in January 2014 at Yume Japanese Gardens, as a New Year‘s celebration with mochi pounding. After that it was held at Rhythm Industry Performance Factory (once), PCC Downtown (thrice), and Tucson Chinese Cultural Center (twice). This festival has traditionally been held in January, but will now be in March for 2024.

Japanese crafts, performances, food will be highlights of this upcoming festival in 2024, which will have a Springtime, flower theme like Hanamatsuri. 2024 is also the Year of the Dragon.

Origami combined with ikebana becomes “Oribana”, photo courtesy of Tucson Origami Club FB page

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