Current Society News

2021 Membership Dues

January is when it's time to renew your FWJS Membership but you can still renew at any time! Join us at one of our monthly luncheons or send a check. Check our Membership page for details.

North Texas Giving Day

North Texas Giving Day, a community event supporting non profit organizations, is coming Sept 23 Last year’s event generated nearly 11 000 for The Fort Worth Japanese Society from our generous members and partners With your continued generosity, we hope to meet, even exceed, this year’s goal of $150,000.
Click the following LINK to visit the website and press the green DONATE button.

Amazon Smile

Do you use Amazon to buy stuff? By shopping at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a small portion of your purchase amount to the Fort Worth Japanese Society. If you like to participate, use the following link when shopping: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/75-2080094

FWJS Donation Online Store

Over the years many wonderful FWJS members and their families have donated lovingly used items to the society to help with our fundraising needs. We have created an online store where you can now take them home yourself or others! Check out our store here: fwjs.square.site. All procedes go to help towards society upkeep, language education, fine arts programing, and supporting our Japanese and Nikkei communty.


Previous Month(s) Wrap up
August - VAcation Month

We hope you had a fun finish to the summer as fall approaches.

July Luncheon – Tanabata and Izakaya Pub Food

At our first in person luncheon since Covid restrictions, all were happy with the wonderful gathering! In addition to serving traditional Japanese festival foods, we raffled two pairs of tickets to the Anime Frontier convention, to be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center from December 3-5 . The excited winners are Ikumi Blankenship and Jordan Johnson. Please go to https://animefrontier.com/ for more information.


UPCOMING EVENTS
September Luncheon – Keiro No Hi obento lucheon

This special obento luncheon will be prepared by Wakabakai that is formed by our local Japanese ladies Keiro no Hi is a Japanese public holiday, a “Respect for the Age Day,” that was started in 1966 and is officially recognized on the third Monday of September We wish good health and long lives to all of our elder members Adults 15 children 8 12 12 and children 7 and under are free There is a 20 discount for members aged 70 years and over for their first serving (that’s 12 Please RSVP by Sept 14 to Sam Sumner at 817 366 2316 or email samuel sumner@charter net or online: https://form.jotform.com/62779096337167

October Luncheon - Fort Worth Suzuki School Demonstration

With fall come foods popular for the season chestnut and squash obento to include mushrooms, rice, and more! In addition, this luncheon hosts a musical demonstration by the Fort Worth Suzuki School and features its students of violin, viola, and cello We will also be treated by a vocal performance by Alicia Sharp who recently graduated from Texas Wesleyan with a major in music Adults 15 children 8 12 12 and children 7 and under are free There is a 20 discount for members aged 70 years and over for their first serving (that’s 12 Please RSVP by Oct 8 to Sam Sumner at 817 366 2316 or email samuel sumner@charter net.

gardens
November 13 & 14 - Japanese Gardens Fall Festival

Please mark your calendars now! More information to come.

FWJS GROUPS

Dondoko Taiko Drum Group

This is one of our popular programs. If you want to learn how to play these Japanese Drums, have Sunday evenings open for practice, and have opportunities to perform at public events like the Japanese Garden Spring and Fall Festivals.

Japanese Classical Dance

This group meets every Monday, 11am-1pm, at the Yamagata Center. Please contact Teruko Greene at 817-294-2224 for more information. Mrs. Keio Miyamoto is the instructor.

Japanese Language Class

For information, please click on the Language School link on the main menu.

Kurumi Ningyo

Join the 17 members who meet twice a month to work on these elegant works of art. The group meets on Wednesdays, 10am-2pm. Please contact Nobuko Foshee at 817-738-4524 for November and December schedule.