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Japan Fair Registration to Begin on April 15

By The North American Post

The 2016 Japan Fair committee held its first meeting last Wednesday at Bellevue Children’s Academy to share information and event plans. According to the meeting, the booth and exhibitor registration will begin on April 15.

The 2016 Japan Fair will succeed the popular Japanese festival, Aki Matsuri, which has run for 18 years as a cultural festival by Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association drawing thousands of visitors every fall.

The Japan Fair committee states the mission on the website is to “nurture and promote the traditional and modern cultural art of Japan. We strive to share some new trends in today’s Japan.”

The committee adds three points in the vision statement:

  • Increase the awareness and the community participation through art, crafts and the culture of Japan and the Japanese American
  • Encourage the traditional and the modern Japanese exhibits to foster understanding and the perception of cultural values.
  • The Japan Fair exhibits open to both Amer ican and Japanese organizations engaged in the promotion of education and the cultural exchange.

The 2016 fair will be held on Sept. 3 and 4 at Meydenbauer Center Hall. The event booth fees will be $300 for business rate, $150 for artist concession with sales and $50 for non-prof it organizations.

More information can be found at www.japanfairus.org.

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