Akita JET Newsletter - August 2021

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AUGUST 2021 BLOCK INFO

AKITA JET NEWSLETTER CAPITAL BLOCK PA Stephanie Daugherty For all the art lovers out there, the Akita Museum of Art in Nakadori is hosting a Ukiyo-e exhibit! The exhibit focuses on art made during the boom of ghost storytelling at the end of the Edo period. Admission is ¥1000. Check the website for details! Also, there is a Pokemon Center visiting the Seibu by Akita Station from August 11th to 29th!

YURI BLOCK PA Catherine Johnson Have fun, be safe, and enjoy all the beautiful nature our block

has

to

offer

(talk

to

CJ

if

you

want

some

suggestions)! For those who prefer the indoors, a new cafe opened in Konoura, Nikaho back in June called Café

⾬と⽝ .

Check their Instagram or Twitter for updates. Takeout available if you'd prefer a picnic by the nearby seaside~

SOUTH BLOCK PA Caitlin Wilcox Let's enjoy summer vacation!!

NORTH BLOCK PA Jody Frye Check out the Akita Nairiku Line to see some beautiful rice field art along the 105! The Odate City Museum has been digitized! Check it out for some cool history and artifacts! North Block Online Hangout will be on August 20th starting at 7pm! Message me if you need the link. North Block Socially Distanced Picnic will be at Hokuo no Mori park in Kitaakita on August 21st from 11am-2pm! Pun of the Month What should you say to someone who gifts you a mask?

ありがとうございマスク!!!

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRC BROOKE AND KIM

Welcome to issue two of the Akita newsletter! Thank you to all the PAs for contributing wonderful information for everyone. And thank YOU all for reading. We’re so happy to be able to continue providing a means for open communication. It’s summer, baby! Wooo! akitajoho@gmail.com @akitajetPRC

@akita_jet


AUGUST 2021 GENERAL

WIKI REQUESTS Check it out! Please explore the Akita Wiki, and add information about your favorite places to it for others to enjoy!

MESSSAGE FROM THE GOVORNOR CDC WEBSITE Many of us have started the vaccination process, or will in the near future. The Governor of Akita has asked that everyone continue to wear masks after becoming fully vaccinated. Generally, you're not considered "fully vaccinated" until 2 weeks after the second vaccine so please be aware of this fact as well. For more information about what side effects you can expect after vaccination, please visit the CDC website

DISCORD COMMUNITY EVENTS Akita Club Communities Check out the Art Club discord group for details about the Paint Along with Bob Ross session being held on Friday 13th August. Let's make some happy little trees together! Cineyoubi

(movie)

nights

will

be

held

on

Thursday nights throughout summer vacation starting on the 5th of August. Head over to the Film Club discord group to suggest what we should watch first! Book Club! Let's meet up on the following Tuesdays from 7-8 pm: August 3rd and August 17th. First meeting will be for meeting other members and first impressions of "This Is How You Lose the Time War" by Amal El-Mohtar. Second meeting will be for wrapping up the book with our final thoughts and ideas for our next book! Happy reading~ akitajoho@gmail.com @akitajetPRC

@akita_jet


AUGUST 2021 GENERAL

THE OLYMPICS Watch Live For those interested, you can watch the Olympics online. The event schedule and more details about where you can watch, please visit the official website for the Olympics 2021. One place you can watch them is Gorin.jp/live/ Olympic Bracket League: Which teams will stand on the podium in your favorite sports? Challenge your friends in Brackets, predict the winner of each match and play for the top spot in your private league! You can sign up for Bracket's HERE. We have created an "Akita JET" private league. You can join it by using the code: 7CWY9P35

SAFE SUMMER ACTIVITIES Here are some suggestions! Nishime Sunflower Maze - meet your doom in a labyrinth of beauty (next to Herb World) Herb World: excellent ice cream, a garden with hammocks, a restaurant and shop, and handicraft workshops Hiking trails at Shirakami sanchi, Chokai or Mt. Moriyoshi! Mount Moriyoshi gondola Info/map of Shirakami About safe hiking/climbing: click to open document Paddleboarding, canoeing and paddle boats at Lake Tazawa Crayon Shin-chan Exhibit at the Manga Museum Small

beach

parties

(grilling

food,

bubbles,

fireworks): Kamayahama beach is clean and nice! Cool off by a waterfall! The Garou and Choshino Falls in Fujisato are good: do you know of any near you?

akitajoho@gmail.com @akitajetPRC

@akita_jet