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May 2023, Volume 74, Issue 5

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  

Unforgettable – The Lotus Skyliners Story / Book Launch
Sunday, June 11, 2023, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple
1427 S Main Street, Seattle
Free Admission

“The band members moved beyond their families’ shame of wartime incarceration a mere decade before to confidently play the music that saved not only their lives…but the Community’s life as well.” – Lori Matsukawa, Former KING 5 News Anchor. 

Special performance by Pat and Rich2 Quartet.

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.


ACRS -- Walk for Rice 2023 / “Every Grain Counts”
Saturday, June 17, 2023, 9 am - 12 noon
Seward Park, Seattle

Join the effort to bring culturally familiar food to thousands of families in King County. Register as an individual fundraiser or join a team. Registration is free and will give you access to a custom give page to share with your friends, family, and colleagues. Anyone can donate, however each registered fundraiser can earn limited edition Walk for Rice keepsakes when you raise $100, $250 or $500 or support another fundraising team. Information and Registration: https://give.acrs.org/event/walk-for-rice-2023/e481850

Ayame Kai Guild – Outdoors Makers and Bakers Market
Saturday, June 24, 10am – 2pm
4601 6th Ave S (Uwajimaya Corporate Office)
Seattle – just east of the 4th Ave S Costco

This parking lot event features vendors with unique arts and crafts, treasured collectibles, baked goods, and treats. Donations of baked goods are welcomed! Please contact Ayame Kai directly for more information. Ayame Kai Guild is the volunteer auxiliary of Keiro Northwest. They raise funds to benefit the residents and participants of Nikkei Manor and Kokoro Kai programs. Free admission. Parking available. Information: 206.409.3062  ayamekai.keironw@gmail.com

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  

Seattle Bon Odori
Saturday, July 15, 4pm – 10pm / Sunday, July 16, 3pm – 8pm
Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple, 1427 S. Main St, Seattle

The 2023 Seattle Obon event will feature a Beer Garden with live jazz on Saturday, Ikebana display, Martial Arts demonstrations, Seattle Matsuri Taiko performances, and Audience participation demonstrations.