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Looking for fun activities from the comfort of your home this summer or ways to express your creativity?
Let’s learn origami from Hawaii’s Origami Swami, Ashley Nishihara, and make your own paper creations!
NO prior experience required!
Origami is a simple craft that doesn’t require any special equipment. In this series, you will learn about the art of origami and make your own creations that you can utilize as gifts or to decorate your house.
This series is geared towards kids in grades 1-5, but is also fun for older kids and adults.
Date, Time and Topic:

1Friday, July 10, 2020 ǀ 1:30PM-2:30PM ǀ Storygami 101
Learn origami while also listening to a collection of short stories. Great for beginners!
Stories and models folded include The Penguin Trio (Penguin), Penelope’s Party (Heart Brooch),
and The Bunny Rabbit Olympics (Rabbit).
Materials Needed:  Three square 6” x 6” papers*


2.  Friday, July 24, 2020 ǀ 1:30PM-2:30PM ǀ Storygami 102
Learn origami while also listening to a story.
Story and model folded include The Wishin’ Magician (Duck).
Keep some extra paper handy in case we have time for a bonus story!
Materials Needed:  One square 6” x 6” paper*

(*The standard size of origami paper is 6” x 6”.  If you don’t have origami paper, don’t worry! Any size square will do.)
Instructor: Ashley Nishihara
Ashley has been doing origami since age six and taught origami at Le Jardin Academy’s after school program for seven years. She is one of the organizers of the Hawaii Origami Club and volunteers at various events including JASH’s Japan Day and Japan Wizards Competition to introduce the art of origami to Hawaii’s youth.  She also has her own business teaching origami after school to children grades K-6 at various schools.
Location: ZOOM
You will receive the ZOOM link and information after your registration is confirmed.
Space is limited and registration will be taken in the order received. Registration will close once the capacity is reached.

Japan-America Society of Hawaii
2020 Annual Dinner and Silent Auction

Tuesday, the Twentieth of October
Two Thousand Twenty
Five-Thirty in the Evening

The Annual Friendship Golf Classic has been postponed to November 2nd due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Pacific Guardian Life


JASH 30th Annual

Friendship Golf Classic

Mid-Pacific Country Club


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5:01 Events

JASH 5:01 programs are networking events hosted by a corporate sponsor. The 5:01 provides a setting to meet new friends, renew acquaintances and introduce potential members to the Society. 


As one of JASH’s most prestigious events, the Annual Dinner provides an opportunity for members and potential members to show their support for JASH while enjoying an eventful evening featuring a distinguished Keynote Speaker and the presentation of the Bridge Award, which recognizes U.S.-Japan leaders in Hawaii. The Annual Dinner also features a silent auction where guests may place bids to win a variety of wonderful items.  


JASH’s Annual Golf Classic is an exciting event, which provides an opportunity for companies and individuals to support JASH by entering the tournament as event sponsors or teams.  


Led by JASH’s Tomodachi Committee, these programs are dedicated to sharing Japanese culture and promoting friendship across international borders. Programs include: Christmas Tea, Hinamatsuri, and more! 

Other Events

Miscellaneous events held throughout the year.  Programs include: JUMP, speaker series and more!  

The Japan-America Society of Hawaii was founded in 1976 to promote understanding and friendship between the people of Japan and the United States through the special and unique perspective of Hawaii.


1600 Kapiolani Blvd. Ste. 204

Honolulu, HI 96814

Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: (808) 524-4450

Fax:      (808) 524-4451


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