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November 2019, Volume 69, Issue 10

November 23 – Ayame Kai hosts their 38th annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, November 23, 10 am to 3 pm at Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church, 3001 24th Avenue South, Seattle. 30+ vendors to display and sell everything from Asian inspired home-decor and one-of-a-kind art to delicious baked goods and homemade treats. All sales benefit Keiro Northwest. https://www.facebook.com/events/253259972259964/

December 7 – Puyallup Valley Chapter JACL holds its annual Puyallup Valley Mochitsuki on Saturday, December 7, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Tacoma Buddhist Temple Social Hall, 1717 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma. Starting at 9:00 am and concluding with a Potluck Luncheon. Tea and water will be provided. Join us in this traditional, cultural activity.  Bring your family members, neighbors and friends! Please RSVP by Saturday, November 30: elamphere@live.com or 253-854-0529

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

January 4 – BIJAC hosts its annual Mochi Tsuki 2020 Celebration on Saturday, January 4, from 11 am – 3 pm at Woodward Middle School, 9125 Sportsman Club Rd NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. 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 and invites 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 at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. Information at: https://www.bijac.org/