Japan Fair 2016

Continuing the legacy of Aki Matsuri, Japan Fair 2016 made its debut at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA, on September 3rd and 4th as the newest Eastside Japan-related event.

Local groups had demonstrations, lectures, performances and booths on a variety of subjects, such as tea ceremony, ikebana, calligraphy, martial arts, Taiko, and traditional and modern dance. The event included exhibitions on traditional Japanese paper from Kyoto’s Kamiji Kakimoto and lumber from Osaka’s Nishimoku, as well as a booth where you could experience the Hayabusa bullet train from the East Japan Railway.
Taiko Performance East Japan Railways Virtual Hayabusa Booth
The Consulate-General of Japan, a co-sponsor of the event, had a booth where we distributed various informational materials, including Niponica, a magazine introducing the splendor of Japan’s culture, pamphlets promoting the many opportunities for travel and business in Japan, as well as screened the DVD “Discover the Spirit of Japan”.
Consulate’s Booth Japan Fair 2016 Venue
The two-day event gave over 20,000 visitors the opportunity to learn more about Japanese culture and business.