On the 5 year anniversary of the 3.11 Tsunami, Join JETAA Rocky Mountain and to see how the people of Tohoku have reclaimed their lives, community, and future – in the first showing of the 113 Project. Director and Executive Producer Wesley Julian will be joining us to answer questions about the documentary and life in Tohoku today.
We will hold the screening on Sunday, March 13th at 2pm at the Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave, Denver.
Your suggested donation of $10 is your RSVP and cost of admission. All funds raised will be donated to organizations dedicated to rebuilding and strengthening the communities affected by Great Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami.
About the films: From the creative team of the documentary Tohoku Tomo, an IFDA Finalist with over 30 domestic and international screening to date, comes the 113 Project, a short film series inviting you to rediscover Tohoku through the eyes of young adults, local businesses, and other communities rebuilding their lives and working towards the future.
Featuring over a dozen interviews and stories embodying hope and perseverance, these short films showcase the warmth and beauty of the region while sharing the voices of people who want to let you know how life is today.
The public is encouraged to use the hashtag #TTweek for Tohoku Tomo Week, where thoughts, photos, and memories of Tohoku can be shared on social media.
It’s time to elect a board for 2016-17 at our Annual Meeting. We will hold elections and discuss our plans and goals for the next year. Afterwards we will reward ourselves with a delicious nabe lunch!
When: Sunday, March 20th
10am-1pm: elections and meeting
1pm-4pm: Nabe potluck
Where: Lakewood, CO
The meeting will be held at a private home in Lakewood, and space is limited, so if you are interested in coming to the meeting, the nabe potluck, or both, please RSVP here.
We are also asking for $5 per attendee to help us cover the food costs, but we promise you will get more than your money’s worth in yummy yummy nabe.
Hope to see you there!
On March 11th, our friends at the Sakura Foundation will be hosting a very special event.
The Sakura Foundation and community partners invite you to join us in supporting survivors & relief organizations in Tohoku and learning about their inspiring stories of progress and resilience on the fifth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the region on March 11, 2011.
The event begins at 5:30pm on Friday, March 11th, 2016, in the Banquet Room of the First Baptist Church of Denver at 1373 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203.
Mio Yamamoto, Managing Director of WIT World in Tohoku, will be attending as a special guest and will share stories of recovery from the people of Tohoku working to rebuild their communities. There will also be jewelry for sale from the Nozomi Project, who craft beautiful jewelry from the broken shards of pottery left in the wake of the tsunami. And there will also be a sampling of sushi and the cuisine of Tohoku, prepared by Jun Nakajima, The Sushi Man.
The cost to attend is $15 per person, and all funds raised will be donated to the organizations featured in the program. Please click here to learn more and to RSVP. If you are unable to attend but would like to donate, you can do so at the link above.
It’s time to celebrate the year of the monkey. Reminisce about the old times in Japan while celebrating the new year over a proper bowl of hot Ramen. Chat, network, befriend, and be merry.
Our shinnenkai will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20th from 5pm at Tokio (2907 Huron Street Unit #103, Denver, 80202)
Bring your +1’s and Kodomo’s. Space is limited to 30 (fire Marshal’s orders) – Reserve your spot by following the PayPal link below.
Dinner is just $15 and includes an entree and a beer (or a softdrink with free refills). If you haven’t been to Tokio, take a gander at their website and check out their amazing space: http://www.mytokio.com/
Looking forward to catching up with everyone.
The Denver Cherry Blossom Festival is coming up on June 27 and 28 at Sakura Square. There will be a variety of traditional Japanese performances and demonstrations, along with art & craft vendors and of course somen and teriyaki chicken. Admission is free!
If you’d like to hang out with us JETAA Rocky Mountaineers, we will be meeting up at the corner of 19th and Lawrence at 1pm on Saturday, June 27th and then browsing the festival together. Look for us in these gray shirts with the red JETAA Rocky Mountain Logo.
Everyone is welcome to join! Hope to see you there!