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Washoku: Japanese cuisine, identity and heritage


K-12 teachers participated in a half-day workshop on Saturday, October 7th at the 2017 Japan Festival. Presented by the University of Washington’s East Asia Resource Center, the workshop drew on cultural themes and current issues and was designed to share creative ideas for teaching about Japanese culture, past and present.  Teachers enjoyed their Japanese box lunches in the classroom after the workshop.


October 7, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Bellevue College


Pat Burleson and Oralee Kramer

Registration fee



  • classroom materials
  • 3 free clock hours
  • a Japanese box lunch


The festival itself is hosted annually by the Japanese Culture Exchange Club at Bellevue College.  After the workshop, participants had the opportunity to explore all the festival has to offer, including demonstrations, speakers, and traditional and contemporary exhibits.