We are dedicated to forging lasting and rewarding relationships
between the associated regions of Austin and the city of Oita, Japan.


The Austin-Oita Sister City Committee fosters goodwill between the sister cities through exchange activities focused on the areas of culture, education, business, and government.


2019 Oita Japan Festival #OitaATX

Saturday, July 13, 12-4 pm at the AARC

Celebrate the culture of Japan at the Oita Japan Festival!

Experience Japanese food and drink, kids' activities, cultural education, and more!


Featured performances include:

Oita High School’s award-winning Shodo Troupe. Shodo Performance Calligraphy (書道パフォーマンス) is Japanese calligraphy drawn on large canvases with music as a team activity and has been gaining in popularity with young Japanese. We are excited to welcome 17 Oita High School Shodo students to Austin!

Sho & Shin Ukelele Duo from Austin playing ukelele music for a new generation. They will get you on your feet dancing!


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