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Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Tacoma, WA
The Asia-Northwest Cultural Education Association (ANCEA) is a registered non-profit corporation. Every year, ANCEA participates in various cultural and educational events. Sakura-Con is ANCEA's main event and realization of the ANCEA mission to educate about Asian Culture, with a focus on Japanese Animation, Comics, Gaming and Cultural Arts. Japan.

Sakura-Con is the oldest and most well-attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest. Sakura-Con features cultural exploration and education through traditional and contemporary media, arts and entertainment. Sakura-Con includes: musical performances, Guest of Honor participation, discussion panels, games, contests (costumes and skit performances), theaters, traditional Asian arts and an exhibitors' hall for the sale of Anime related merchandise by third party vendors.

ANCEA is a membership-based all-volunteer organization. The controlling administrative body for ANCEA (and thus Sakura-Con) is an Executive Board that's main function is to put on the main ANCEA event, Sakura-Con, and to generally steward the ANCEA mission.
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
ENMA is a non-profit organization staffed by a team of community minded volunteers who are interested in preserving and furthering the arts and crafts of Japan for the enjoyment of all community members in the Greater Seattle area and Pacific Northwest.
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Seattle, WA
JCA has started by co-founder, Ringtaro Tateishi and Asako Tateishi: full time Japanese Taiko Performers. All programs are organized by Asako Tateishi as President/Executive Director, Ringtaro has created the art of Taiko as an Artistic Director, taking advantage of his unique experience - 10 years of experience as a former member of the world-famous Taiko group ONDEKOZA and performed every day at Walt Disney World / Epcot for 7 years.
Asako also at Epcot as Disney’s international artist as member of Matsuriza.
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Seattle
Taiko is Japanese drumming. Seattle Matsuri Taiko is headed by temple member Donna Zumoto and the group rehearses at the temple, attends area workshops, and performs at the summer Bon Odori festival and at selected events throughout the year.
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Seattle, WA
Japan Arts Connection Lab (JACLab) was born to provide a dynamic platform for Japanese artisans and master craftsmen to share their gifts, techniques, and passion for their craft with the rest of the world.
Community Focus
American, Japanese
Location
Seattle, WA
Kaze Daiko has been providing Seattle area youth and their families with unique opportunities in culture, rhythm. movement, friendship, and community involvement since 2000.
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Community Focus
American, Australian, Chilean, Finnish, Japanese, Mongolian, Russian, South Korean
Location
Bellingham, WA
The Bellingham Sister Cities Association is a community based organization providing opportunities for local residents to develop relationships and build a sense of community with the people of the world. We seek to promote intercultural understandings, economic and tourism ties, and world peace. This is accomplished through cultural and athletic exchanges, educational programs, and community events.
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Bellevue, WA
Connecting the World with Japanese Music and Culture.
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Seattle
Seattle-based artist and teacher Midori Kono Thiel creates traditional Japanese artworks, including Sumi-e, Calligraphy, and textiles. Born in Berkeley, California, she received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from University of California, Berkeley, and pursued a University of California travelling fellowship in Japan.
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Sharing Japan's Tradition in Today's Lifestyle.
Community Focus
American, Japanese
Location
Kent, WA
The Japanese American Citizens League is a national organization whose mission is to secure and safeguard the civil and human rights of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and all communities who are affected by injustice and bigotry.
Community Focus
American, Japanese
Location
Seattle, WA
The exceptional pioneers who sustained our organization during one of the most difficult periods in US history laid a strong foundation for the work of future generations of Japanese Americans who believe strongly in the principles of justice, equality and fair play.
Community Focus
African American, Latinx, Jewish, Black, Japanese, Native American, Settler
Location
Seattle, WA
Living Voices is a nationally touring educational theatre bringing life to history through the power of live theatre, video, and personal discussion
Community Focus
American, Japanese
Location
Seattle, WA
A grassroots organization dedicated to preserving, educating, and sharing the story of World War II-era incarceration of Japanese Americans in order to deepen understandings of American history and inspire action for equity.
Community Focus
Día de los Muertos Highlight, African, American, British, Danish, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, Russian
Location
Seattle
Thistle Theatre is a professional puppet theatre for families.
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
, WA
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Seattle, WA
The Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival highlights traditional and contemporary arts and artists of Japan and the United States, focusing the Pacific Northwest. The annual free event showcases over 100 (no-vendors) displays and demonstrations of Japanese fine and applied arts, crafts, performing and martial arts, culinary arts, and cultural heritage presented by over 800 volunteers.
Community Focus
American, Canadian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese
Location
Federal Way, WA
Pacific Bonsai Museum connects people to nature through the living art of bonsai. The Museum is open to all, free admission (donations appreciated).
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Waimea, HI