Nihongo Night

Topic: Tsukimi (月見) or Otsukimi (お月見), literally moon-viewing, also known as Jugoya (十五夜), refers to Japanese festivals honoring the autumn moon, a variant of the Mid-Autumn Festival. The celebration of the full moon typically takes place on the 15th day of the eighth month of the traditional Japanese calendar. The tradition dates to the Heian era.

It’s not required, but if you can bring a dish or sweets, it would be very much appreciated.

Where: Mas Hongoh’s residence: 129 Shallowbrook Ln, Manchester, CT 06040

When: October 28 (Saturday) 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you are interested, please contact

Mas Hongoh:

Autumn Bus Trip to the Big Apple


November 12, 2017 ( Sunday )

Deadline for the reservation: Nov. 1 or When Full Capacity

* The largest Art Museum in the US with significant permanent collections of Ancient, Asian, Egyptian, Islamic & African art, European and American paintings

* Rockefeller Center to stroll on the 5th Avenue

* Mitsuwa Shopping plaza: Japanese Grocery store , Bakery, Restaurants, Book store, Kitchen wares, Home Goods ,Toys , Cosmetics and more.

Bus Schedule

7:30 am Leave Manchester Commuter parking lot ( Buckland St )

8:00 am Leave New Britain Commuter parking lot ( Next to Rt 9 entrance, west of Westfarms Mall )

10:30 am Arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art ( 681 5th Ave) , New York

11:00 am Arrive at the Rockefeller Center

3:00 pm Pick up at the Rockefeller Center

3:30 pm Pick up at the Metropolitan Museum (to head to Mitsuwa)

4:00 pm Arrive at Mitsuwa

5:30 pm Leave Mitsuwa & head back to Connecticut

8:00 pm Returned to New Britain Commuter parking Lot

8:30 pm Returned to Manchester Commuter Parking Lot

To register and secure your seat on the bus, please print out below form, and mail it with a check payable to JSGH.

Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden events

Duo Yumeno, the koto/cello pair who so delighted us at the JSFC Oshogatsu in both 2015 and 2017 will be performing again on Saturday, September 23 at 7:00 pm.

On Saturday, Sept. 9 (same date as our JSFC Fall Festival) there will be a sushi workshop at 11 am. The Hammond is located at 28 Deveau Road, North Salem, NY 10560-2115.

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) (Dec. 3, 2017)

Registration for the December 3, 2017 Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is open from August 28 until September 29. This test is officially administered by the Japanese government worldwide. The certified results can be used to document Japanese language proficiency on job and school applications. The JLPT is an internationally accredited language examination that is offered in 5 different levels (from N1 - Most Difficult, to N5 - Least Difficult). Anyone may register; however, in principle, applicants should be non-native speakers of Japanese. The nearest test sites are New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. The registration fee is $60. For more information, please

2017 Fall Picnic at J.B. Williams Park in Glastonbury (Sept. 23)

Hosted by Japan Society of Greater Hartford

Place: J.B. Williams Park in Glastonbury 705 Neipsic Rd, Glastonbury, CT

Date/Time: Saturday, September 23 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Rain Date: September 24)

Fee: Adult & Children over 12 Member: $10, Non-member $12, Children 12 and under: Free

Food: Hamburgers, BBQ (beef and squid), Sweetcorn, Yaki-Onigiri, potato salad, coleslaw, bottled water, etc. will be provided. Feel free to bring your favorite dish to share.

Games: Volleyball, badminton, croquet, wanage, Anpan dangling, etc. Welcome to bring yours!

Picnic Site Sale (new!): Are you interested in selling your items such as books, kitchen goods, decorations, home goods, cards, etc.? Please contact Atsuko Balon for more info: More info on the event is forthcoming.

2017 Japan Summer Festival

Saturday, June 17, Noon-6PM ET - Blue Back Square (West Hartford, CT)

Nihongo Night: April 2017

2017 New Year Party

Photos From Past Events

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