On July 15 and 16, Bon Odori took place at the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple. Bon Odori is a traditional Japanese summer festival in which ancestors are remembered and honored. Bon Odori is an official Seafair festival and featured traditional Japanese music, dress, and dancing. The event also had food booths, as well as taiko […]
Melanie Hoshino, petite, pretty, with a golden tan, and long, light brown hair and a trim, athletic build, is dwarfed by the huge gray doors of the CenturyLink Seahawks Pro Shop she manages. Hoshino seems a bit shy at first as she peeks around the door, but warms up instantly and flashes an irresistibly brilliant and welcoming smile, as she invites you into her world of blue and green hats, bikinis, pet outfits, and everything else designed to melt the heart of a Seattle Seahawks fan.
The JACL-Seattle chapter held its 92nd annual banquet and scholarship fundraiser on March 21 at Seattle University. More than 270 people attended, including Aki Sogabe, who received the Unsung Hero award, Francisco Irigon, recipient of the Community Engagement award, and Marsha Aizumi, who was given the Special Civil Rights Achievement award. The event raised over […]
On July 21 and July 22, the Seattle Buddhist Temple hosted Bon Odori, a traditional summer festival held to honor and appreciate ancestors. The festival, which included traditional music and dancing in the street, was an official Seafair event. Many festival-goers dress in Japanese kimonos or yukatas. The festival also included taiko and martial arts […]
When election season rolls around, voters are asked again to decide what is best for their communities, what can be improved upon, and who is best qualified to speak and act for their community’s best interests. In that sense, voting is another way of preserving legacy, to uphold the good done for our community by […]
For Buddhists, O-Bon is the time to reflect upon the dedicated lives of departed ancestors. To celebrate, Bon Odori is a festival in which the young and old come together to dance
As a jazz pianist for more than 40 years, Deems Tsutakawa has created an original, distinctive sound known by many jazz fans.
One summer, I was walking with my two siblings to the annual Bon Odori festival in Seattle. As we walked side by side, our faces may have looked similar, but our personalities and clothes were completely different.