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AJC and TAP-ATX Presents: Nagashi Somen - Flowing Noodles

Saturday, June 29th, 2019 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm (CT)
Saturday, June 29th, 2019 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm (CT)
Single Admission - Adult
Adult Ticket
$15.00
Kids Ticket
Kids Ticket - Under 10
$5.00

About

Registration ClosesJun 28, 2019 7:00pm or when space runs out.
Age LimitAll Ages
Description
Summer is here along with the Texas heat! Bring in the summer season with your local Japanese and Taiwanese American communities by coming to Austin Japan Community (AJC) and TAP-ATX's FIRST Nagashi Somen (flowing noodles) event!

Tickets: $15/person $5/children under 10

Date:6/29/2019 12:00 – 3:00 PM

Austin Taiwanese Presbyterian Church
5300 Duval Rd, Austin TX 78727

This is event is sponsored by Kikkoman

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About nagashi somen:

"Nagashi" comes from the verb "nagasu" (流す) which literally means "to flow".

Nagashi-somen (流しそうめん) is somen (thin, white Japanese noodles made from wheat flour) that you need to catch using chopsticks as it flows past you on a water slide made of bamboo.

Between 794-1185 also known as the Nara and Heian periods, the popularity of somen reached the Imperial Court. It was during these times when somen was served on special occasions. In fact, even Shintos and Buddhists encouraged people to eat somen particularly during the Tanabata Festival (every 7th of July) because of its healing power to prevent serious illnesses–a tradition that has been kept going all these years.

The dish is very simple, and very refreshing. Perfect for the summer heat! 

Requirements
None! Come and have fun with your fellow Japanese and Taiwanese community
Parking DetailsParking is available at the Austin Taiwanese Presbyterian Church.
CausesArts & Culture Children & Youth Community

Start Address: Austin Taiwanese Presbyterian Church, 5300 Duval Rd, Austin, TX 78727
End Address: Austin Taiwanese Presbyterian Church, 5300 Duval Rd, Austin, Austin 78727