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April 2023, Volume 74, Issue 4

Jerome-Rohwer Pilgrimag
May 3-6, 2023
Little Rock, Arkansas
Sponsor: Japanese American Pilgrimages (JAMP)

The 2023 in-person Jerome/Rohwer Pilgrimage will take place from May 3-6 in Little Rock, AR. Program information: https://www.jampilgrimages.com/2023-jeromerohwer-pilgrimage-program  Although registration is closed for in-person attendance, one can attend virtually online at the JAMP YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/c/jampilgrimages

Kodomo no Hi
Saturday, May 6, 11am – 5pm PDT
JCCCW, 1414 South Weller Street, Seattle

The JCCCW’s annual Kodomo no Hi will be held on May 6th from 11 am to 5 pm. This year’s free-to-attend Children’s Day festival is the perfect place for guests of all-ages to explore Japanese and Japanese American culture, art, history, music and more!

Information: https://www.jcccw.org/kodomo-no-hi/

Reorient: Journeys Through Art & Healing -- Closing Event: Speakers Panel
Sunday, May 7, 11:00am to 12:30pm
Wing Luke Museum
For Teens and up | Free | In-person and open to the public. 

Last week to view the exhibit, Reorient: Journeys Through Art & Healing. This closing event will raise awareness on the importance of our emotional and mental health and how art and expression can be used as tools for nurturing our sense of identity and overall well-being. (Optional visit to the Reorient exhibit from 12:30-1:30pm is included if you register for this event) https://www.wingluke.org/programs

The Neverending Comic -- art workshop with Tuan Nguyen
Sunday, May 7, 1:30-2:30pm
Wing Luke Museum
For Teens and up | open to all abilities | Free, but RSVP required as spaces are limited 

Join artist Tuan Nguyen! Using ink brush and markers, Tuan will guide you in expressing your stories of healing and joy, with the option of contributing to The Neverending Comic! (Optional: Workshop participants may come up to one hour early to view Tuan's work in the exhibit, Reorient: Journeys through Art and Healing, closing on May 14). https://www.wingluke.org/programs

Amache Pilgrimage
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Denver and Granada, CO

The annual Amache Pilgrimage takes place this year on May 20, 2023. Nikkeijin Kai of Colorado and Amache Preservation Society will coordinate the original Pilgrimage memorial services and potluck lunch much as they have been held for over 40 years for pilgrims coming from Denver for a one-day Pilgrimage.This year, due to increased interest in Amache becoming a National Historic Site, Amache Alliance, the University of Denver Amache Project, National Parks Conservation Association, and Colorado Preservation Inc. will be providing additional weekend events for people who have their own transportation and may desire to learn more about the Amache site and its community. Information: https://amache.org/pilgrimage/

Spring Market: Local Asian American & Pacific Islander Small Businesses at the Museum
Saturday, May 27 | 11am-3pm
Wing Luke Museum
Free and open to the public

Come out to support local artisans at the first ever Spring Market at the Wing Luke Museum! Connect with small businesses and artists and browse locally crafted and designed selections. https://www.wingluke.org/programs

C.A.C.A. Seattle Annual Banquet
Sunday, June 4, 5:30pm

China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave N #28, Seattle, WA 98109
Members $60, Non-members $85, Table of 10 $600

On Sunday June 4, 2023, 5:30pm, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A. Seattle) will be holding their annual banquet at China Harbor Restaurant and honoring this year's Fred Yee Citizens Award recipients: long-time Chinatown International District community volunteers and advocates Tuck Eng and Bettie Luke, and Rising Star. They will also announce local winners of the C.A.C.A. National Contest. Tickets and information: https://cacaseattle.org/index.html  

2023 Virtual JCCCW Tomodachi Gala
Thursday, June 15, 2023
Virtual / Online

Mark your calendars! This year’s Tomodachi Gala is scheduled to be held virtually on June 15th, 2023! More information about the JCCCW’s premier fundraising event — including sponsorship details, guest speakers, auction items, and raffle prizes — will become available as the event approaches.


Japan Fair -- “Connecting the Communities and the World”
Saturday & Sunday, July 8 & 9, 2023
Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue

Japan Fair is a free, two-day festival in Bellevue, WA, that celebrates Japanese art and culture. Japan Fair is a communal endeavor of musicians, artisans, community organizations, and businesses from both Japan and the U.S. who come together to share their products, talents, and knowledge of Japan. Through live performances, hands on exhibits, cultural workshops, and vendor booths, the public is immersed in the music, dance, artisanry, and philosophy of Japan. Information at: www.japanfairus.org