Apr 21

Help Us Build a Special Playground

A child’s wish to help Japan… See About Us for more details.


Front of Gaman Wristband

We need your help to build this playground.



May 22

Japanese Friendship Garden Project Event

Japanese Friendship Garden Project event @ Barnes and Noble Fields Ertel.

There will be a kamishibai (traditional storytelling with pictures) performance of _Mokoka and the Cherry Tree_  written by local author Yukiko Ryburn, origami demonstrations and other activities by the Japanese Culture Club from Lebanon High School, and bonsai display.

Barnes & Noble will be donating a percentage of their sales including online sales, from May 28th -June 1st to those who use our designated voucher. The money raised from this event will help create a Japanese Garden in Miller Ecological Park,which has a friendshiprelationship with Matsunami Park in Ishinomaki, Japan, which was rebuilt in 2014.

All sales from 5/28-6/3 at the Fields Ertel Barnes & Noble, including online sales, with the linked voucher will help make this happen! Anyone anywhere in the world can make a purchase.


Jul 14

Flowers of Friendship

EVENT: Free & Open to Public! Celebration of budding friendship between Miller Ecological Park in Lebanon, OH and Matsunami Park in Ishinomaki, Japan.

WHEN: Sat. Aug. 8th 2015 10am -1pm

WHERE: Miller Ecological Park in Lebanon, OH

ACTIVITIES: Origami, Kamishibai-style story telling of Japanese folk tales, Karate demonstration, Japanese items and snacks for donations.

Mar 01

Documentary Screening: Live Your Dream – The Taylor Anderson Story

Sep 06

JASK Japan Summer Fest 2014

We will have a booth at the Japan Summer Festival in Lexington on Sept. 13th from 11am – 6pm. Items will include ceramics by Ikuhiko Shibata, Gaman Wristbands with Power Charms, Sumo Squeezies (stress balls) and toy sushi sets with chopsticks. Stop by and say hello!



Jul 21

Kids’ Taste a Thon

Our Gaman Wristbands will be given out with any purchase at the Rolling Pen Market Stand at the Loveland Farmers Market Tuesday, July 22nd, from 3-7pm. It’s their Third Annual Kids Taste A Thon!

Click here for details.

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