By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Though Kamekicha Tokita has been dead since 1948, his work took center stage at the latest
A centuries-old Japanese dance has a place in the present day
It was a warm evening on Saturday, July 18. Outside the Seattle Buddhist Church on South Main Street, a large circle of diverse people, many wearing colorful summer kimonos, were dancing to Japanese folk music and the beating of a big drum. Others looked on, snapping pictures while enjoying Japanese-style shaved ice.