georgia organizations

Atlanta Bonsai Society

The Atlanta Bonsai Society, Inc. (sometimes referred to as the “ABS”) was incorporated in DeKalb County under the laws of the State of Georgia on July 16, 1973, as a non-profit organization and will not operate in any manner which would result in financial gain or profit to any member. The purpose of the ABS is to share the joy and beauty of Bonsai through fellowship, information sharing, and opportunities to learn from some of the best Bonsai artists in the country.

Atlanta Okinawa Kenjin Kai

Our organization is, foremost, about supporting the expatriate (or more appropriately, diasporic) Okinawan community in the southeastern US. We, also, have a passion to cultivate and share our rich culture, fascinating history, elegant arts and enviable lifestyle with anyone and everyone.

Japan-America Society of Georgia (JASG)

The Mission of the Atlanta Chapter of the Ichiyo School is to promote friendship and cooperation among its members through traditional Japanese ikebana and to develop and spread the Ichiyo style in the Atlanta and surrounding areas through workshops, demonstrations, exhibits, and educational programs of related subjects. Ichiyo Ikebana of Atlanta began in 1994 under the Ichiyo Art Center, which was closed in 2006 and succeeded by Washi Accents. In January, 2009, the Ichiyo School of Ikebana Atlanta Chapter was founded.

The Japan - America Society of Georgia

The Japan-America Society of Georgia (JASG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote mutual understanding between the people of Japan and the state of Georgia through establishing and promoting ties and programs in the areas of business, culture, education, public affairs, and social networking. It is the place where Japanese citizens come to learn about Americans, and Americans come to learn about the Japanese.

Konnichiwa Club

The Konnichiwa Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to introducing Japanese culture to people in Atlanta. Before our club was founded, some people promoted Japanese culture to various local organizations by themselves. However, they found this to be difficult.

The Japanese Embroidery Center

The Japanese Embroidery Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1989 by Shuji Tamura, the successor of late master Iwao Saito in Kurenai-kai, Japan and his wife Masa Tamura. The Japanese Embroidery Center (JEC) is a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to preserve and perpetuate the cultural heritage of Japanese embroidery through the pursuit of Nuido™, The Way of Embroidery. The word Nuido™ is made up of two parts; Nui, or embroidery (also shishu), and Do, the way of Nui refers to the acquisition of technical skills and knowledge. Do refers to the development, and constant discovery, of the spiritual components of the art of Nuido™. Nuido™ has three aspects: the acquisition of technical skills and knowledge (rationality), the development of artistic sensitivity and awareness (sensitivity), and understanding the spiritual aspects of shishu (spirituality), resulting in a state of peace, calm, and harmony.