Community Events

 Kodomo no Hi

Saturday, May 14, 2022 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m | Free Family Event, Everyone Welcome!

Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington, 1414 S. Weller St., Seattle, WA 98144


The Sardine Seller’s Net of Love


Portland State University Center for Japanese Studies presents a live performance 

May 25, 26, 27, 28 (matinee). Lincoln Performance Hall, PSU. 

Purchase Tickets at PSU Box Office

The Sardine Seller’s Net of Love, set in Kyoto in 1700, is the most popular kabuki play written by the brilliant and multi-talented Yukio Mishima.  It is the story of the improbable love between a humble sardine seller and the most glamorous courtesan in Kyoto. In order to approach her he disguises himself as a wealthy baron…

Directed by Laurence Kominz, costumes by Toshimi Tanaka, with guest musicians and performers.


無料ウェビナービジネスアカデミー開講!/ JASSW launches its Free Virtual Business Academy!

With on-line events through June, 2022.

JASSW begins its new program to support the Small Business owners in Japanese!


Japan Fair is a free, two-day festival in Bellevue, WA, that celebrates Japanese art and culture. Formerly known as “Aki Matsuri”, Japan Fair is a communal endeavor of musicians, artisans, community organizations, and businesses from both Japan and the U.S. who come together to share their products, talents, and knowledge of Japan. Through live performances on stage, hands on exhibits, cultural workshops, and vendor booths, the public is immersed in the music, dance, artisanry, and philosophy of Japan. See website for more information.


Image: Monolithic Impasse, 1964, Paul Horiuchi, casein on mulberry paper mounted to canvas, 77 9/16 x 78 9/16 in., Gift of the Seattle Art Museum Guild, 79.6, © Estate of Paul Horiuchi.

March 20, 2021 – On-going exhibit

Located in the far northwest corner of the contiguous United States, Seattle is oriented more to the Pacific than to Europe, and many of its artists looked to Asia in shaping the region’s singular form of modernism. See link for full information on this exhibit of issei and nissei art.