Creating Opportunities for Friendship Among All People
Enjoy Cultural Events
The Eugene & Springfield Asian Council supports many fun and enriching events in our community throughout the year, and you won’t want to miss out! Some of these events include the Asian CelebrationAsian Celebration, the Asian Kite FestivalAsian Kite Festival, and the Obon FestivalObon Festival and many more.
Create a Community
The mission of the Eugene & Springfield Asian Council is to create opportunities which foster friendship and harmonious relations among all people by presenting events and activities that will stimulate a better understanding of Asian and Asian- American cultures.
Join Something Great
Membership is open to anyone who is interested in Asian or Asian-American culture. If this sounds like you, join us! For volunteer or intern opportunities, call 541-225-5982 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo by Ken Nagao, creator of the 11-ft. Asian kite to be displayed at this year’s event.
This year’s annual “Asian Kite Festival”, hosted by the community’s Asian Council, was combined with Yujin Gakuen’s Children’s Day event. The UO’s Japanese Student Organization (JSO) and the Japanese-American Association of Lane County contributed to this epic event on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 12:00 – 5:00 pm. The Children’s Day portion hosted free field games and an obstacle course, as well as Samurai hat and Koinobori making. Origami Master Tomo Tsurumi was on hand to exhibit and teach the intricate art of paper folding. Yujin Gakuen also had sweet baked goods and pottery for sale. Kinokuniya, a Japanese bookstore based in Portland, was on hand selling Japanese books and stationary. Students of Yujin Gakuen held a taiko and song performance, along with other local groups, such as Eugene Taiko, throughout the day. It was such a fun community event for the whole family!