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October 2019, Volume 69, Issue 9

November 2 – Densho holds its third annual Densho Dinner on Saturday, November 2, from 5 pm – 8 pm at the Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue. This is Densho’s major fundraising event of the year and provides an opportunity to come together in support of Densho’s efforts to preserve and share history of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans to promote equity and justice today. Satsuki Ina of Tsuru for Solidarity will provide the keynote address. Proceeds from the event will go toward expanding historical archives, education programs, and public engagement. For information: https://densho.org/denshodinner/

November 3 – JCCCW hosts the annual Bunka no Hi (Japanese Culture Day), from 11 am – 4 pm on Sunday, November 3, at 1414 South Weller Street, Seattle. Visit and enjoy Japanese Good Luck Symbol Exhibit, Minidoka Incarceration Camp Snapshots, Martial Arts demonstrations, Storytelling, Taiko, Children’s Activities, Tea Ceremony, Hosekibako (Japanese Antique & Resale Shop), Food Vendors, Craft Making, and more! Everyone Welcome to this FREE Family Event! Information: www.jcccw.org or call (206) 568-7114.

November 10 – The North American Post, Hokubei Hochi Foundations, the Nikkei Community Network, UW Department of American Ethnic Studies, and others will screen a new documentary film, Norman Mineta and his Legacy: An American Story, at Kane Hall, 4069 Spokane Ln, Seattle, on the University of Washington campus, from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm on Sunday, November 10. Norman Mineta will accompany this special screening on the Veterans Day Weekend. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact: misa@napost.com or tomio@uwajimaya.com or call (206) 519-5469.

November 23 – The 38th annual  Ayame Kai Arts and Crafts Fair will be on Saturday, November 23, 10 am to 3 pm at Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church, 3001 24th Avenue South, Seattle. Don’t miss the famous apple pies and other scrumptious treats, hand-crafted home décor, one-of-a-kind Asian inspired artwork, and so much more! All sales benefit Keiro Northwest.

December 7 – Puyallup Valley Chapter JACL holds its annual Mochi Tsuki on Saturday, December 7, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Tacoma Buddhist Temple, 1717 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma.

December 7 – The WING invites you to their Local Artist Craft Fair on Saturday, December 7, from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm at 719 South King Street, Seattle. Meet local artists, find unique gifts for family and friends, and take a photo with an Asian American Santa! Learn more at www.wingluke.org/holidays