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【The School of Taiko】~Arts and Culture Booth~


【The School of Taiko】~Arts and Culture Booth~

School of Taiko overpowered the visitors with their powerful performance at Japan Fair 2016. They will be back again this year to give us another dynamic show!

They are an organization that performs at the annual World TAIKO Festival so you know they are top notch.

Come to Japan Fair 2017 to get a chance to see their powerful and dynamic taiko performance!

The cool musical performances of enthusiastic Japanese Taiko drumming with dynamic sounds and fantastic movement will give you an unforgettable summer moment by enjoyable real experiences.

The School of TAIKO founded by professional Japanese Taiko Drummer Ringtaro and his partner Asako Tateishi based in Seattle on 2009 and CHIKIRI is their leading group. 
Currently about 100 students from 5 years old to 70's enjoy the weekly Taiko Classes and performances. Also, SOT has hold "Bilingual Kids Class" for 5 - 7 years old yearly and "Bilingual Kids Taiko Summer Camp" for 4 - 7 years old kids.

CHIKIRI & SOT music which shows the good collaboration of Japanese ancient tradition and modern spirits.  And also they are trying to realize their mission make the TAIKO drumming more enjoyable and highly creative one in the community. 

Our Taiko pieces are created / arranged by Ringtaro Tateishi who used in the Walt Disney World, FL as long term entertainers and also has 28 years of experience performing in 26 countries around the world as the member of the ONDEKOZA. 

One of the highlights of our activities is the annual "Bellevue World TAIKO Festival," which began in 2014 and draws an audience of over 1,000 people from all over North America. In addition to local performers, we also invite well-known performers to be featured in this concert. We hope you'll join us at the next Bellevue World TAIKO Festival on October 5-8, 2017, at  the Carlson Theater, Bellevue College.

太鼓の学校は2009年秋、日本人プロ太鼓奏者 立石鈴太郎とパートナーのあさこによりベルビューを拠点として設立されました。


また、海外で生活する日本の子供たちが自国の文化を誇らしく感じる機会を得られるよう、また、子供たちの自尊心を高め、相互理解の一助になるようにと、年間を通して5歳から7歳のお子様を対象とした「バイリンガル子供クラス」、夏休みには4歳からを対象に「バイリンガル キッズ太鼓サマーキャンプ」を開講しています。


For more information for Booking CHIKIRI & SOT performances & Join SOT classes : www.japancreativearts.com
Bellevue World Taiko Festival
School of Taiko Facebook Page
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【Countdown】50 DAYS LEFT!!


【Countdown】50 DAYS LEFT!!

Starting today we will be counting down to July 8th! What's July 8th, you may ask? It's the first day of the two day festival in Bellevue known as Japan Fair!

Japan Fair 2017 will be held on July 8th from 10am to 6pm and on July 9th from 10am to 5pm at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA.

Let all your friends know about this free event with many booths, workshops, and performances!

~Check out our Facebook page as well~
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【Throwback Thursday】JBA Flea Market 蚤の市


【Throwback Thursday】JBA Flea Market 蚤の市

Every year at Aki Matsuri and at Japan Fair 2016, Japan Business Association of Seattle (JBAS) hosted a flea market. Many people stopped by the market to get their hands on the books and goods that JBAS made available.

Even though the flea market was well known to the visitors of Aki Matsuri, many people don't know the organization running the market and what they do besides the flea market.

"[Japan Business Association of Seattle (Shunju Club)] is a membership organization comprised of Japanese businesses and their supporters. The mission of [JBAS] is to foster friendship among its members, to enhance their children's education, and to promote economic relations among its members and the local community by deepening mutual understanding." (JBA of Seattle Website)

To let the public know what JBAS is about, they have decided to set up booths with a variety of companies that are part of JBAS. Although the flea market won't be held anymore, there will be a line up of Japanese businesses from JBAS to present the large impact they have on the aircraft industry. Stay tuned for the details on what businesses will be showing up at Japan Fair 2017!
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【Ikebana International】~Arts and Culture Booth~

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【Ikebana International】~Arts and Culture Booth~

We are pleased to welcome back Ikebana International to Japan Fair!

Last year, Ikebana International showed us their beautiful arrangement of flowers during their live demonstration. However, they only had one demonstration, making many people miss out.
This year, there will be many more opportunities to see the live demonstrations. Stay tuned for the details to come!

Make sure to visit Japan Fair 2017 to take a look at Ikebana International's booth and live demonstrations!

Want to learn more about ikebana?
Ikebana International  is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging. The Seattle Chapter 19, chartered March 16, 1959, is dedicated to cultivating and perpetuating the study of Ikebana by demonstrations and public exhibitions, with a deep purpose of establishing a better relationship among all people. The chapter is celebrating its 58th anniversary in 2017.
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【Uchikura & Co.】~Market Place Booth~

【Uchikura & Co....
【Uchikura & Co.】~Market Place Booth~

Uchikura & Co. will be joining us at Japan Fair 2017!

Uchikura & Co., founded by Kenichi Uchikura, will be bringing all kinds of companies to fill up 10 booths worth of space!
One of the companies they will bring is Kusak Cut Glass Works. They started over 100 years ago in 1914 and have been creating intricately designed glassware since.

Come to Japan Fair 2017 to check out the variety of companies Uchikura & Co. will bring! Stay tuned for more details!
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【The Historic Hori Family Bath House at the Neely Mansion】~Community Friends Booth~

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【The Historic Hori Family Bath House at the Neely Mansion】~Community Friends Booth~

We would like to welcome back Neely Mansion and the Historic Hori Family Bath House to Japan Fair!

Back in 1930, the Hori family brought a tradition of Japanese life on the farm to the Neely property of the Green River Valley.

The 10’ by 16’ small wooden building was divided into two rooms for washing and bathing. The building was restored by the Neely Mansion Association in 2016, and can be seen behind the Neely Mansion.

Japanese families in the Green River Valley built small bathhouses for use after a hard day of labor on their farms. The newly restored Hori Bathhouse (furoba), constructed in 1930, is a one-story wood frame structure, measuring 10' by 16'.  The interior is divided into 2 rooms; the first room was used for laundry, and a soaking tub (furo) was located in the back room.

Located directly behind Neely Mansion, 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn WA  98092.  Public tours of the gated Bathhouse, Mansion and gardens take place during Summer Tours and other events.  Please check our website or Facebook pages for dates and times.
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Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!

We had a lot of kids and moms at Japan Fair last year!
What will you be doing for your mother?
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【Crystal Angels】~Arts and Culture Booth~

【Crystal Angels...
【Crystal Angels】~Arts and Culture Booth~

Crystal Angels will be coming to Japan Fair 2017 to showcase their handmade jewelry!

Crystal Angels' products aren't just for complementing your beautiful looks, but also has a healing purpose. All jewelry pieces are unique and handmade, and each crystal has its own characteristics. With the correct one, it will boost both your confidence and happiness.

Crystal Angels has necklaces and bracelets, rings and earrings, as well as house charms and key chains.

Come to Japan Fair 2017 and Crystal Angels' booth to find the perfect crystal and jewelry for you!

Crystal Angels Jewelry is designed for "Fashion + Healing Purpose". All of our original jewelry pieces are one of a kind and hand made from energetically cleansed crystals.

Crystal Angels Jewelry is also a great gift for those individuals who are very special to you.

Wearing something you like promotes your confidence and increases your level of happiness.  Your satisfaction is very important to me and I am confident we'll find the right jewelry piece for you.

ヒーリング効果の高いクリスタルを使ったクリスタルエンジェルスの Jewelryは、可愛さと、ヒーリングアイテムとして人気です。

あなたの願いにピッタリの天然石を使ったジュエリーを見つけるお手伝いをします ♡
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【Naturally Plus USA】~Market Place Booth~

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【Naturally Plus USA】~Market Place Booth~

What better way to improve your health than using superior nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices?

Since 1999, Naturally Plus USA (NPUSA) has been looking to spread wellness at the global level with their products.

Are you tired from looking at your computer screen or your phone? NPUSA's Super Lutein is a nutritional supplement specially designed for your eye.

Have you ever heard of hydrogenized water? Izumio is NPUSA's hydrogenized water; water infused with hydrogen.

Come get Super Lutein and Izumio at Naturally Plus USA's booth at Japan Fair 2017!

NPUSA promotes worldwide wellness through superior nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices  Since establishment of the company in 1999, Naturally Plus has conducted business under the corporate mission of enhancing the wellness of the global community. NPUSA products are distributed exclusively through our network of loyal Affiliates who promote healthy living through personal example and enthusiastic endorsement of the NPUSA products and lifestyle philosophy.
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【Throwback Thursday】Last Year's Pictures on Instagram

【Throwback Thur...
【Throwback Thursday】Instagram and Last Year's Pictures

Did you know we have an Instagram?

On our Instagram, you can see pictures of Japan Fair 2016! Thank you for everyone who let us take their pictures with the Instaboard!
We also want to thank the three lovely ladies who volunteered to take the pictures!

We'll have the Instaboard at Japan Fair again, so come and take your picture!

Please do check out our Instagram @japanfairus!
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