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You're Invited    to our 3rd Annual JASH NexGen Natsumatsuri

on Wednesday, August 17 from 5:30-8:30pm (HST)

at B-SIDE Lounge and Venue at Ward Centre.

Our Natsumatsuri is planned and organized by the JASH NexGen Advisory Committee

and sponsored by Island Insurance Company.

We're excited to welcome you all to our first fully IN-PERSON summer festival!

Follow us on Facebook (@JapanAmericaSocietyofHawaii) and Instagram (@jashawaii) to stay up-to-date with our announcements.

Interested in learning how you can become involved in our Natsumatsuri?

Contact Lila Frisbie at

JASH NexGen Natsumatsuri 2022

Lucky Draw Fundraiser

Enter our Lucky Draw Fundraiser for the opportunity to support JASH and win BIG!

Winners will be announced during our Natsumatsuri on August 17, but you do NOT need to be present to win.

Winners who are not present at the event will be contacted by JASH Staff the following business day at the email address provided during check-out.

Online pre-sales through PayPal are now closed. Mahalo for your support!


Proceeds will go to the Japan-America Society of Hawaii to help us continue bringing you educational, cultural, and business-minded programs.


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*Online pre-sales are now closed*

Entries will also be available for purchase at our Natsumatsuri on Aug. 17.



  • 60,000 HawaiianMiles,
    courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines


  • Kaneohe Sandbar Tour for Two,
    courtesy of Captain Bruce Hawaii


  • Oral-B iO Electric Toothbrush Set,
    courtesy of Cheryl Nakagawa


  • $100 Restaurant Gift Cards,
    courtesy of Zetton, Inc.,

    for use at their restaurants such as Zigu, HEAVENLY Island Lifestyle, Goofy Cafe & Dine, ALOHA STEAK HOUSE, Aloha Table, and natuRe waikiki

  • Japanese Snack Gift Sets,
    courtesy of Hawaii HIS Corporation


  • Kogane no Imo Iichiko Shochu,
    courtesy of The Cherry Co., Ltd.


  • $100 Amazon Gift Card
    Courtesy of Michael Krystoff

    ...and more! 

Mahalo to all of our Lucky Draw prize donors for supporting our fundraiser!

For additional fundraiser rules and details, please see the bottom of this page.


JASH NexGen Natsumatsuri 2022

Event Details



Registration is now CLOSED.

Thanks to all of your support, this event is now at capacity; we will not be accepting walk-in registration.

If you registered after the 8/10 price adjustment, your ticket will include a sampling from each of our restaurant partners, 1 drink ticket, and 1 entry into our Lucky Draw.

If you registered before the price adjustment, your ticket will include a sampling from each of our restaurant partners, 2 drink tickets, and 5 entries into our Lucky Draw.


We are excited to team up with restaurant partners around Ward Village:


soup-less beefy wild ramen
Fried Gyoza


Chicken Skewers
Crispy Won Ton


Grilled Sweet Sausage Summer Rolls
Fried Mochiko Chicken


Seasoned Fried Pork Slider
with pickled red onions, queso fresco, and avocado aioli

Assorted Sushi Rolls

Your ticket includes a sampling of all the above dishes, made specially for our summer festival!


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Whiskey Highball
whiskey, soda water, & fresh lemon


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Cassis Orange
cassis liquor & orange juice

These cocktails are staples on restaurant and izakaya menus in Japan!

Additional drinks will also be available for purchase at BSIDE Lounge & Venue's no-host bar.



ANJU MADOKA is the representative of the Hawaii branch of the Japanese traditional folk songs school, Madoka no Kai. Born and raised in Osaka. Her first performance was at the age of two and a half. She has been training under her mother and master, Shouju Madoka, the head of the Madoka no Kai, since she was very young.

Anju has started the Hawaii branch of the Madoka no Kai, and in June 2022, she has been offering Minyo and shamisen classes on Oahu. In her first album "Gannenmono" (2020), she expresses her gratitude to all the Gannenmono and Japanese Americans who have preserved and passed on the Japanese culture. The album is now available on Apple music, Spotify, Amazon Music, and other streaming services.


DAZZ is a classical Japanese and Okinawan udui dancer from Kalihi, who has studied traditional dance in Okinawa. He performs with Azama Honryu Hawaii Shibu, with performances in Hawaii, Okinawa, and Carnegie Hall. Dazz found his love for dance when he took part in local Oahu bon dance festivities when he was young.


RYUGEN TAIKO was formed by Nolan Miyahara in May 2014 as a not for profit 501(c)3 organization to truly promote and preserve Taiko in Hawaii. Nolan Miyahara, former member of Hawaii Matsuri Taiko, and a proud Wahiawa native, has been playing Taiko for 29 years and counting. Nolan has had the honor to have worked with and been under the guidance of several Taiko masters. Taiko is in Nolan's blood and he looks forward to passing on Taiko to future generations.



JASH NexGen Natsumatsuri 2022

Title Natsu Sponsor

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Fuyu Sponsors

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Prize Donors

Captain Bruce Hawaii

Cheryl Nakagawa

Hawaii HIS Corporation

Hawaiian Airlines

Kokusai Sake Kai

Michael Krystoff

The Cherry Co., Ltd.

Zetton, Inc.


Natsumatsuri Co-Chairs

Jenna Nakagawa

Delle Tanioka

Toby Tamaye

Food & Beverage Committee

Toby Tamaye, Chair

Tyler Hiranaka

Mika Morigawara

Reyn Sugai

Entertainment & Program Committee

Gina Maeda, Chair

Staci Yoshihara

Mika Morigawara

Rie Yoshida

Decorations Committee

Alyssa Sakamaki, Chair

Mika Morigawara

Clara Lin

Kristian Lipumano

Cosmo Hirai

Anna Maiwa

Donations Committee

Michelle Hirose, Chair

Staci Yoshihara

Ayumi Jampel

Volunteer Committee

Taylor Date, Chair

Michael De Guzman

Gina Maeda

Jenna Nakagawa

Monchalee Ota

The JASH NexGen Natsumatsuri would not be possible without the collaborative efforts of the JASH NexGen Advisory Committee. The committee is made up of JASH’s young leaders who continue the mission of promoting understanding and friendship between the people of Japan and the U.S. through the special and unique perspective of Hawaii.

If you are interested in being involved with NexGen, please contact Lila at

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Additional Natsumatsuri Lucky Draw Fundraiser Details


You do not need to be present for the drawing or attending the JASH NexGen Natsumatsuri to participate in the Lucky Draw, and you may enter as many times as you wish. After purchase, participants will be assigned ticket numbers that correspond to the number and order purchased. Winners will be randomly selected. All Lucky Draw ticket purchases are final and non-refundable. By entering the Lucky Draw, the purchaser acknowledges that he or she is aware of, and agrees to abide by, the Lucky Draw Rules. Odds of winning depend on the number of Lucky Draw tickets purchased. A purchaser may win multiple prizes in the case they purchased multiple entries. Online Lucky Draw sales will end on August 16 at Noon (HST); in-person ticket sales will continue at the Natsumatsuri event.

The winners of the prizes will be announced during Natsumatsuri the evening of August 17. Winners not present will be notified by phone, mail or email based on contact information supplied. If a winner cannot be located or fails to claim prize within ten (10) days after notification, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Decisions of contest panel are final.

Times and dates are subject to change.


Entry purchasers, by participating (and winners, by accepting a prize), HEREBY RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE officers, directors, board members, executive management staff, employees, agents and representatives, advertising agencies and promotional partners of Japan-America Society of Hawaii, BSIDE Lounge & Venue, and affiliates (each considered one of the “RELEASEES” Herein), from any and all liability, loss, harm, injury, damage, cost and expense whatsoever arising directly or indirectly with respect to participation in the promotion, possession, use and distribution of prizes awarded. By purchasing tickets for the event, each winner consents, without limitation or additional compensation, to the use of his/her name, voice and/or photograph / video representation for advertising and/or trade purposes, except where prohibited by law.


All winners shall be responsible for any and all federal, state and local income or excise taxes, fees, assessments and like charges associated with the prizes. The price of a Lucky Draw ticket is not a tax-deductible charitable contribution.

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