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  • 05 Mar 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • The Hanger at Stanley Marketplace (2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010)

On Saturday, March 5th, the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver and JET Alumni Association Rocky Mountain Chapter (JETAARM) will cohost the “Explore Rice~: Hinamatsuri” at the Stanley Marketplace. This is the continuation of our dog-friendly events in accordance with the Hinamatsuri tradition.

We hope this event will increase awareness and promote grassroots–level understanding about Japan, as well as further strengthen the friendly relationship between Japan and the U.S.

     Location: The Hanger at Stanley Marketplace (2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010)
     Date & Time: Saturday, March 5, 2022 14:00-17:00
     Admission: Free (Advance registration is required. Must be 21 or older to attend.)
     Registration: Monday, February 7 through Friday, February 27, 2022

To register, please email the following details to Whitnee Walker-Giles in PR & Cultural Affairs. Registration confirmation will be sent within two business days. Please make sure to add the domain to your email filter to ensure you receive confirmation. Due to limited seats, registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

     1. First and last name
     2. Mobile number
     3. Number of people
     4. Will you bring your dogs? If yes, how many?

• Masks are required for this event.
• Since alcohol will be served, IDs will be checked at registration.
• [For those bringing their dog(s)] With the exception of the doggie ambassadors wearing kimono, all dogs must be on a leash at all times. If your dogs do not get along with other dogs and/or people, or become nervous in noisy environments, please refrain from bringing them to the event. Also, each dog owner is fully responsible for cleaning and/or picking up after their dogs, if necessary.

To download the flyer, click here.

[Reference Note] In Japan, March 3rd is Hinamatsuri, which is also known as Girls' Day, to commemorate the growth, happiness, and prosperity of young girls. This unique festival is celebrated differently depending on the region, but most customs include similar features like a set of Hina dolls, peach flower decorations, as well as festive foods such as hina-arare (multi-colored rice crackers) and chirashizushi (sushi rice with various toppings). In turn, May 5th is Kodomonohi, also known as Children's Day, for boys.

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The Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado is a non-profit educational and cultural organization promoting increased awareness, education, and understanding between the citizens of Southern Colorado and Japan.  Learn about the History of the JASSC.

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Join with other enthusiasts and participate in the language, foods, and activities with the opportunity to learn the culture of Japan.

Board of Directors

 President  Robin Lawrentz
 Vice President  Gary Jones
 Secretary  Linda Bragg
 Treasurer  Charissa Hartman
 Membership  Bernie DeMoss
 Communications  Kathy Kidd
 IT/Facebook  Ralph Archuleta
 At Large  Naomi Soraoka
At Large Wayne Stout
At Large Uriko Stout
At Large
 Chiaki DeMoss
 Tom Soraoka



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