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200 Volunteers wanted for JAPAN WEEK @ Bellevue College

September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free Admission, Free Parking

The 2019 Japan Week at Bellevue College will have Saturday, Sept. 28th open to the public. They need 200 volunteers, so really need your help! The link to sign up is below. Please also share the link with your family, friends, and neighbors! High school students can receive a Volunteer Certificate to receive volunteer credits from their schools. If you volunteer for more than 4 hours, you will receive a complimentary event T-shirt as a token of our appreciation.

2019 Japan Week volunteer registration link:

Here are some of this year’s Festival Day highlights:
Kendama Contest. Judging our first Kendama Contest are Nick and Zack Gallagher. Nick is the 2018 Kendama World Champion. Twin brother Zack is a world-renowned kendama pro in his own right! Enjoy their amazing demonstration immediately following the contest.
They plan to have a competition for Beginning level and Intermediate level players. Winners in each group will receive a prize.
Kendama Contest signup form:
Check out the Gallagher Twins and welcome these two successful Bellevue College alumni back to campus. [Sponsored by Sweets Kendamas]

Japanese movie. This year’s movie is ビリギャル (“Flying Colors”) based on a true story about a failing high school student who applied and was accepted into the very prestigious Keio University after meeting a teacher who believed in her abilities. [Sponsored by BC Campus Activities Board]

Planetarium Storytime. The audience views the Harvest Moon and Milky Way in the BC planetarium while listening to the traditional stories of かぐや姫 (Moon Princess) [Sponsored by BC Science and Math Institute, Presented by Voice Library in Japanese]

Japan Trivia Contest. Participants will use their smartphones to answer questions related to Japan. There will be a prize for the winner. [Sponsored by Seattle IT Japanese Professionals]

Cosplay Costume Contest. Come dressed in your best cosplay costume. There will be a prize for the winner. [Sponsored by ANCEA/Sakura-Con]

Dango Workshop. Learn how to make delicious Dango. International students from Japan will be conducting this cooking workshop. [Sponsored by Uwajimaya]

Martial Arts Demonstrations at the Carlson Theatre by various martial arts schools

Music and Dance Performances on the cafeteria stage; Taiko (drum group) Performances in the Courtyards; Tea Ceremony & Ikebana (flower arranging) demonstrations; a Karaoke Room; Yukata (summer kimono) & Samurai Armor dress-up Photo Booths; two Flea Markets; Various other lectures / workshops / demonstrations on a variety of Japan-related topics.

Japan Week @ BC website


September 28, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free Admission, Free Parking


BC Japanese Culture Exchange Club with the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle
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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Cir SE
Bellevue, WA 98007 United States
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