November 24 & 25 -- The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) brings it's pop-up display of Contested Histories: Art and Artifacts from the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection to NVC Hall on Saturday and Sunday, November 24 & 25, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. The display includes physical or digital representation of every item in the collection—more than 400 individual photographs, sculptures, paintings and watercolors, jewelry items, vases, beads, nameplates, and other handmade items from the WWII incarceration camps that Japanese Americans were forced to endure. NVC Hall is located at 1212 S. King Street in Seattle. For more information, visit https://www.nvcfoundation.org/newsletter/2018/10/contested-histories-comes-to-seattle-nov-2425/ or contact Debbie Kashino at firstname.lastname@example.org
December 1 – St Peter’s Episcopal Parish holds a Multicultural Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, December 1, from 10 am to 3 pm at 1610 South King Street, Seattle. Join in for Food, Fun & Holiday Frolic! Shop ethnic crafts, multicultural books, fashion accessories, holiday items, baked goods, sushi, Japanese sweets. Enter the Raffle, participate in Free Kids Crafts, or enjoy the Ukulele band performance at 12:30 pm. For information: (206) 323-5250 or www.stpeterseattle.org
January 5 – Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC) has a NEW Time and Place for their annual Mochi Tsuki to be held on Saturday, January 5 from 11 am – 3 pm at Woodward Middle School, 9125 Sportsman Club Road NE, Bainbridge Island. For over a millennium, making and eating the sweet rice treat mochi has been a celebrated New Year's tradition in Japan, with generations of families and communities coming together to wish good health and prosperity for the new year. Each year BIJAC brings this celebration to Bainbridge Island. We invite everyone, young and old, to bundle up against the crisp winter air, and enjoy the tradition of mochi tsuki or "mochi–making." Help pound the mochi and then enjoy the pounding of drums with Seattle Kokon Taiko.