Dear Members of JSTS,

We would like to offer our sincere gratitude to all the JSTS members who participated in the annual conference [online] on June 16 & 17.   We are very grateful that we were able to hold the conference successfully and stick to the schedule without any major technical issues.

Especially, we would like to thank all the speakers who presented their work for us.  This year’s presentation times were a little longer than in the past, so we appreciate the speakers taking the extra time.  Conference attendees could really learn a lot about each speaker’s area of expertise, making the conference weekend really enjoyable.

And a big “Thank You,” once again, to all the groups and businesses that sponsor JSTS.

We were also able to have vibrant discussions and exchanges of opinions.

If anyone has any advice or opinions regarding how to improve events and communication among our members, please send an email (especially those who spoke at the conference and new JSTS members).

Of course,  if anyone else has anything to bring to the attention of JSTS, by all means please contact us.

Thank you for your support and consideration.




Chi no wa kuguri: a summer purification ritual performed during the 6th lunar month. (Fujimi Taisha, Kyoto)