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JASH Weekly Update 7/8: Join Natsumatsuri LIVE at Natsunoya!

Dear Members and Friends of JASH, Missing the sparkle of IN-PERSON festivals? We’ve got you covered! JOIN NATSUMATSURI LIVE AT NATSUNOYA TEA HOUSE! Registration to attend our 2nd Annual JASH NexGen Natsumatsuri in-person is now open for all our JASH members and friends. We are so excited to welcome you all to a live event, and this one is certain to be fabulous! Natsunoya Tea House will be decked out in Tanabata “Star Festival” décor, and you’ll get to view and be part of the evening’s livestream program while enjoying a delicious teishoku dinner meal specially prepared by Natsunoya for our festival. Seating is limited, so RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

2nd Annual JASH NexGen Natsumatsuri LIVE at Natsunoya Tea House (1935 Makanani Dr) Thursday, July 29, 2021 Check-in: 5:00pm Program: 6:00pm-7:00pm Cost: $55/person (includes dinner and (1) complimentary Tanzaku Lucky Draw entry)

*Social distancing and restaurant safety measures will still be enforced during this event. Natsunoya reservations end on Friday, July 16, 2021.

Served in a beautiful lacquer box, the JASH Natsumatsuri Natsunoya Teishoku will include: Spicy Ahi Roll, Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura, Miso Salmon, Tonkatsu, Teri Steak, Yakitori, Spicy Eggplant, Miso Soup, Rice, Oriental Salad and Hot Tea/Water.

(Sample Natsunoya Teishoku shown; see above for details)

Can’t attend the live event? ORDER A RINKA BENTO instead and attend virtually via Zoom! Rinka Japanese Restaurant has prepared two delicious dinner sets specially for our JASH Natsumatsuri. Your main entrée features your choice of unagi or teriyaki chicken, paired with broiled egg, rice, and pickled vegetables; a medley of assorted seafood, chicken, tofu, and vegetables; and somen noodles. Pick up your bento at Rinka (1001 Queen St #105) before the evening’s program or have it delivered by Elite Delivery!

Rinka Dinner Set $35 (does not include delivery fees) * Unagi with broiled egg on rice and pickled vegetables - OR – * Teriyaki chicken with broiled egg on rice and pickled vegetables - AND – * Medley of assorted seafood, chicken, tofu, and vegetables * Somen noodles

In addition to awesome entertainment by Alternative Taiko Unit Garyu from Hiroshima and cultural segments by the 69th Cherry Blossom Festival Court and Kintetsu International, the evening will also include a live SAKE TASTING with sake sommelier Keith Nakaganeku of The Cherry Co., as well as a TANZAKU LUCKY DRAW fundraiser featuring fabulous prizes, including a Two-Night Ocean View Staycation at the Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani! Please purchase your sake and lucky draw entries before the event by clicking the button below.

If you’re joining us from home, don’t forget to register to watch the program through Zoom! Information on how to watch will be sent to the email address provided during registration.

2nd Annual JASH NexGen Natsumatsuri VIRTUAL via Zoom Thursday, July 29, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm (HST)

Mahalo to our Title Natsu Sponsor Island Insurance Foundation, Haru and Fuyu Sponsors, and other Partners for supporting this year’s Natsumatsuri.Click here to view our full sponsor listing.

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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JASH Friendship Golf Classic

Monday, July 19, 2021

Mid-Pacific Country Club

Shotgun Start @ 11:30am

TEAMS ARE SOLD OUT FOR 2021 Thank you for your support! NEW for 2021: Complimentary Golf Ball Drop Entry for referring a Contest or Hole Sponsor Questions? Contact Justin George at Mahalo to our Title Sponsor


Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser Monday, July 19, 2021 11:10am

With the help of Mauna Loa Helicopters, this fundraiser drops 1,000 golf balls from the sky over a designated hole at the Mid-Pacific Country Club. The FIVE BALLS to land in or closest to the hole will win incredible prizes, with the GRAND PRIZE winning a VACATION PACKAGE FOR TWO TO LAS VEGAS courtesy of Pacific Honda. This fundraiser is open to EVERYONE---you don’t need to be part of the Golf Classic to participate! Winners will be announced at our Awards Pau Hana following the tournament and will be contacted individually; no attendance necessary. MORE ENTRIES, MORE SAVINGS! We have some awesome ball bundle tiers to help you maximize your chances: 1 ball/$15, 3 balls/$30, 6 balls/$50, 10 balls/$75, 15 balls/$100

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