Event infoイベント情報 2017年12月版 〜アトランタ総領事館より

Discover Japan Recipe Campaign | Eating Japan! 

One lucky winner will be chosen from amongst those who voted for the winning recipe.

You also have a chance to win other prizes from participating companies.

(see details here).

The “Discover Japan Recipe Campaign” is sponsored by Japan National Tourism Organization. The winner of the Campaign will receive a Grand Prize Package as more specifically described here.Contest is ongoing thru 11:59 ET on February 28th, 2018. Sponsor will select the Campaign winner in accordance with the procedures set forth here and will announce such winner before March 26th, 2018.

For more information visit  http://us.jnto.go.jp/food/

Ichibancon 2018 ( Concord, NC) 


January 11 – 14, 2018

Embassy Suites Hotel Concord

5400 John Q Hammons Dr NW

Concord NC, 28027

Ichibancon is an anime convention in the area of Charlotte, North Carolina. We will be having 4 days of events January 11th-14th with tons of fun events to attend, a dealers room, video showings, an artist alley, a huge video and arcade game room, an awesome rave, plenty of good panels, cosplay contest and much more!

For more information visit Ichibancon


Sadao Watanabe Prints (Alpharetta, GA)


Now thru December 30, 2017

Still Point
3755 Mansell Road
Alpharetta GA 30022

Still Point invites you to explore the original works of Sadao Watanabe, Japan’s foremost print artist of the 20th century. Born in 1913, Watanabe found inspiration in the mingei folk art movement that developed in Japan in the mid-1920s to promote traditional handcrafts made from natural materials. Working with his wife, Harue, Watanabe cut all his stencil patterns by hand and printed his images on handmade mulberry paper, coloring them with vegetable and mineral pigments. He created distinctive works both on untreated sheets of washi Japanese paper and large folio-sized prints on momigami wrinkled paper, made by crumpling and stretching sheets of mulberry paper to create a textured surface.

For more information visit Still Point

Winter Wonderland (Atlanta, GA) 

Now thru January 7, 2018

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

767 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30307



Prepare to ooh and aah over two floors of twinkling, beautifully decorated trees showcasing celebrations around the world in the enchanting Winter Wonderland exhibition. Twinkling with lights, glimmering with color and shining with a variety of cultural objects, a variety of decorated trees and displays recognize the diversity of celebrations, holidays, traditions and events from around the world.


For more information visit Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Flash of Light, Fog of War: Japanese Military Prints, 1894-1905

(Chapel Hill, NC) 


Now thru January 7, 2018

Ackland Art Museum

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

101 S. Columbia Street

Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Flash of Light, Fog of War draws on a gift of over 240 Japanese prints given to the Ackland Art Museum by Gene and Susan Roberts. For the exhibition, these prints have been supplemented with exciting new acquisitions and loans of Japanese textiles and ceramics from the collection of Jacqueline M. and Edward G. Atkins.

Flash of Light, Fog of War was organized by Bradley M. Bailey, Associate Curator of Asian Art, Ackland Art Museum, and is accompanied by a full-color exhibition catalogue.

This exhibition has been made possible by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Ackland’s Ruth and Sherman Lee Fund for Asian Art. Support for the exhibition catalogue was provided by Gene and Susan Roberts.

For more information visit Ackland Art Museum

2018 Year of the Dog Nengajo Contest 

The AATJ Nengajo Contest is a nationwide contest for students in elementary school, middle school, high school, and university. All participants receive a certificate of participation. Winners at each level in each category also receive certificates and prizes from AATJ.

The Nengajo Contest is an excellent advocacy and teaching opportunity for your program. Many students love artistic pursuits, and this is their chance to shine in your class. It also represents an excellent chance to practice language and culture.

2018 will be the Year of the Dog, and the Dog will be the subject of AATJ’s 2017/2018 Nengajo Contest.

There are four categories for entries:





and Computer Graphic

Each teacher can nominate 2 cards per category, for a total of 8 students.

Detailed descriptions of the four categories can be found here.

The winners in each category will be awarded a certificate and an Amazon gift card. Their card images will be displayed on the AATJ website, and all participants will receive a certificate of participation.

You need to be a 2017 member of AATJ in order to nominate your students. If there is more than one AATJ member at your school, each member can nominate a total of 8 students (2 students per category.) Please check your membership status before submitting the cards. The submission must be postmarked on or before Wednesday, December 27, 2017.


For the entry form and directions in Word format, click here: http://www.aatj.org/resources/studentactivities/nengajocontest/NengajoContest2018.doc.


For the entry form and directions in PDF format, click here: http://www.aatj.org/resources/studentactivities/nengajocontest/NengajoContest2018.pdf.


If you have a question, please contact Mio Nishimura at: sensei93905@gmail.com


For last year, 2017, 787 cards were submitted by 127 teachers at schools nationwide. Please click here http://www.aatj.org/nengajo-contest/2017 to see a slide show of last year’s Year of the Rooster winning cards.