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Fukuoka Kenjinkai Celebrates New Year

Seattle-Tacoma Fukuoka Kenjin Kai held their 2016 New Year’s Party on March 3 at the Nagomi Tea House. Club members and community representatives including Miyuki Suka, of the Consulate General of Japan in Seattle, celebrated the New Year with dance, bingo, a raffle and karaoke featuring Singer Sakiko Flower. Interim President Jayson Tamai honored the Kenjin Kai’s senior members, those 80 years and older, with a gift.

Photo by Maiya Gessling/ The North American Post

シアトル・タコマ福岡県人会による2016年度新年会が3月3日にインターナショナル・ディストリクトの和み茶室で開かれた。会員、コミュニティー代表者が出席、食事のあとの演芸やエンターテインメントといった催しでは踊り、ビンゴ、ラッフル抽選、歌手フラワー咲子さんらのカラオケで盛り上がりを見せた。また80 歳以上の高齢者には、県人会暫定会長に就任したジェイソン・タマイ(玉井)さんからギフトを送られた。

(写真 = マイヤ・ゲスリング)

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