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6th Annual Vashon Japan Festival 2023

September 9, 2023

Mukai Farm & Garden’s 6th annual Vashon Japan Festival returns on Saturday, September 9th from 11-6pm. Come celebrate Vashon’s rich Japanese American history and enjoy cultural programming including Seattle Kokon Taiko drummers, Kendo Kai martial arts demonstration and our always popular nominoichi Japanese flea market.

Bring the family and enjoy delicious Japanese food and drink, drop by the Children’s Village and decorate koinobori ‘carp streamers’, dance the Soran Bushi and Bon Odori, and sing karaoke

Enjoy workshops including bonsai, haiku, calligraphy, taiko and kitsuke, the art of wearing the kimono. Join Vashon printmaker Annette Messitt of Old Dockton Press and create your own signature block print commemorating Japan Festival 2023.

Cap the day off with our final Ghiblifest screening of the summer, Miyazaki’s beautiful 2008 adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” – Ponyo. And don’t forget to bring your koinobori!

Mukai Farm & Garden

18017 107th Ave SW
Vashon, WA, 98070

Founded by Issei pioneer B.D. Mukai in 1926 as a strawberry farm, Mukai Farm & Garden today is on the National Register of Historic places with its rare heritage home, Japanese Garden, and Barreling Plant. Open and free to the public, it celebrates Vashon Island’s Japanese American and agrarian heritage. Come visit!