You will experience Japanese food and drink, kids' activities, cultural education, and more!
Featured performances include energetic Japanese punk rock music by Peelander-Z, powerful traditional Japanese drumming by Austin Taiko, and elegant tea ceremony by Central Texas Chado.
Have you ever wanted to try Japanese calligraphy? You’ll have your chance to show off your skills in the Shodo Calligraphy Contest! Contestants can participate regardless whether they know how to draw Japanese calligraphy or not. Join this fun and entertaining event in which the audience will help vote on the calligraphy produced that looks the most similar to the original Shodo artwork, which the winner will take home as a prize! No preparation necessary, just a desire to have fun and learn about Japanese calligraphy. All ages are welcome to compete. Limited spaces. Be sure to register to compete when you arrive at the AARC.
The AARC is located at 8401 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78754.
Tickets are limited! Buy your tickets now to avoid disappointment later!
Adult (age 13+) — $10
Child (age 5-12) — $5
Child (age 4 and under) — FREE!
- Music by Peelander-Z
- Austin Taiko
- Tea ceremony
- Shodo calligraphy contest
- Japan seminars
- Doing business in Japan: Market Update
- Traveling to/in Japan
- Cultural education tables
- Write your name in kanji
- How to use chopsticks
- Japanese calligraphy
- Japanese matsuri and craft shop
- Silent auction
(Festival schedule is subject to change.)
Have you ever wanted to try Japanese calligraphy? You’ll have your chance to show off your skills in the Shodo Japanese Calligraphy Contest! Contestants can participate regardless whether they know how to draw Japanese calligraphy or not.
Be a volunteer for the event!
Get some awesome stuff at the Silent Auction!
50+ items and more coming in daily.