Arts & Culture



To introduce traditional and modern arts and culture through exhibits and performing arts.

(alphabetical order)




One of a kind free hand cut out picture.
Kiri-e (Paper Cutting) is an ancient art form that began in China and Europe. Aki Sogabe started to introduce this art form to the Northwest in 1978 and now her works are included in the collections of many corporations, organizations and universities. Her public art is also installed in the Pike Place Market.





Handmade textiles goods in modern design created by ancient fabric making technique , "weaving", using only natural materials. Also, a fun and easy weaving workshop is available at the booth! 







Ikebana International is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of Ikebana, Japanese-style flower arranging.
The Seattle Chapter, 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.
We celebrate our 60th Anniversary this year (1959 - 2019). 





Images West Fine Art

Images West has focused on presenting contemporary Asian art since 1989. Many of the images are based on historical events in Japanese and Chinese history






Japanese Antiques & Textiles

Traditional Japanese Kimono and Haori for men and women of all Fabrics as well as Obi, Chawan’s for tea ceremony






Japanese Art Miyabi

I enjoy expressing beautiful, classy, and elegant traditional Japanese artwork. Japanese paper, dolls, and traditional temari. Beautiful forms of different Origami designs. Customized wall art using Kimono Obi Belts














Kyoto Kimono Kyokomachi

I create clothing and accessories using my stash of Japanese fabric.






Nancym4 and Happiboshi specialize in handmade items for the home, office and travel using high quality fabrics, with a love for Japan imported fabrics. Come see our large selection of pouches, wallets, tote bags, zabutons, kitchen towels, Japanese scarves, keychains, luggage tags and much more. Lots of cute plushies...onigiri, sushi, boba tea, plush cube designs, mochi, dangos and more. All things kawaii!!






Puget Sound Bonsai Association

The Puget Sound Bonsai Association is a non-profit dedicated to the education of its members & the general public in the art & culture of bonsai. Members have experience ranging from beginner to recognized experts. PSBA holds regular club meetings featuring demonstrations & educational programs by professionals & experts. We also stage public shows of member trees and an annual auction.




Ro Higashi x Sushi You Can Hug

Ro Higashi is a Seattle-based manga-artist that has attended manga school in Japan in 2008-2009. She is now a freelance artist, and author/writer of the original webtoon, Half of the Crown, which can be read on the webtoon

Sushi You Can Hug! Cheerful Original Designs, Exclusively, Cutely Created and crafted by Artist Aleeza.






Seattle Go Center teaches and promotes the Asian game of Go. 4000 years old, this strategy board game continues to fascinate players around the world. The Seattle Go Center was established in 1995, with its own building in the University District of Seattle, thanks to the generosity of a Japanese professional Go player, Iwamoto Kaoru. It is now a membership-based nonprofit organization.






Seattle Japanese Garden

Open to the public since June 1960, the Seattle Japanese Garden is one of the most highly regarded Japanese-style gardens in North America.
Tucked within a vast arboretum in a fast-growing city, the garden attracts over 100,000 visitors annually and is beloved both locally and by garden-lovers from over 30 countries around the world.

Visitors also have the opportunity to attend our many educational programs and festivals. The garden hosts a wonderful series of special events throughout the season, including Free First Thursday & Family Saturday Programs, the Tanabata Star Festival, Moon Viewing and Maple Festival. Tea presentations are offered in a traditional roji garden setting. There's always something for visitors of all ages to enjoy.





Sumi Paintings by Dihel








Washington Shotokan Association