Event Calendar

Heart of America

Japan-America Society

              Jim Kanki, Honorary Consul of Japan in Kansas City,

                 ting Orizuru (Paper Crane) at the Garden opening ceremony

at Kay's Garden in Topeka, KS on August 27, 2020

August Online General Meeting

HAJAS had a meet and greet with Kurashiki International section


Upcoming events

    • Monday, September 21, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • Saturday, October 03, 2020
    • (CDT)

    Goes virtual this year!

    Beginning Sept 21st and continuing on Sept 28th and Oct 3rd, we will be releasing new videos of some of your favorite musical, martial arts, and cultural performances.  


    Videos and more information will be found on:



    Thank you to our performers and thanks to our sponsors:

    Japan Foundation New York and the Center for Global PartnershipConsulate-General of Japan in Chicago 在シカゴ日本国総領事館and Johnson County Community College

    • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)

    Presenter: Dr. Miguel Rivera

    Chair of the printmaking department at the Kansas City Art Institute

    Topic: Moku Hanga

    For our September General Online Meeting, we welcome Dr. Miguel Rivera from the Kansas City Art Institute.  He will present on Moku Hanga, a type of woodblock printmaking from Japan.   Miguel studied with renown Japanese artist Yukio Fukazawa, and his work heavily influenced him.   He will also share his exhibition in Japan and other Japanese print making techniques.  Maybe you can try them at home later!

    He currently has a showing at the Kemper Museum of Art in case anyone would like to get a closer look locally at these techniques.