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Vashon Japan Festival
September 9 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mukai Farm & Garden’s 6th annual Vashon Japan Festival returns on Saturday, September 9th from 11-6. 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 at 8pm. And don’t forget to bring your koinobori! 🎏