Throughout May, the Seattle area is celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month to explore the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) culture that thrives in western Washington.
Seattle Chinese Garden celebrated its 2016 Peony & Bamboo Festival on April 16-17, featuring unusual bamboo varieties for sale by Northwest specialty growers, displays, plant care talks and demonstrations, and cultural entertainment and Chinese painting demonstrations. Yiqiao Jiang, who introduced the Chinese peony to the Garden, said this year’s bloom outdid last year’s, probably even […]
Warren Chan, the first elected Chinese American judge in Washington state passed away this month. He was 92 years old. He was initially a radio operator in the army during World War II. After using the G.I. Bill to go to law school at the University of Washington, he ran for Superior Court Judge in […]
By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly YanFen Wang just moved from Shanghai, where she studied a Chinese classical harp called the guzheng. She says, “Sometimes, when the room is silent, and all you hear is the guzheng, your heart will fill with joy, but other times your heart will be broken. The music is really […]
The second annual Seattle Luoyang Peony Festival will feature a new peony garden at the Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 15th Ave. S.W. (at the north entrance to South Seattle College) May 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Amid applause, Kelly Aramaki walked to the center of the stage at the top-floor banquet room at China Harbor Restaurant on Oct. 18. <!–more–> “I didn’t know I was going to be on this track. I was a bit misdirected at times,” Aramaki said. He graduated with a Bachelor of […]
This October, the Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community. By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly The completion of the Seattle Chinese Garden would be Stella Chien’s dream come true. Chien has played an integral role in the garden since its beginning. She loves flowers and […]
By Assunta Ng When non-Asians learn that Asian folks love chicken feet, their eyes roll. But we Asian immigrants actually eat more than the feet during Lunar New Year.
Yvonne Feng Chin married Kiel Lawrence McDougall at the Seattle Chinese Garden …
More than 100 supporters gathered at the Seattle Chinese Garden on a drizzly afternoon on May 20 to dedicate the garden’s newly installed Friendship Wall. The wall is made of green granite bricks that bear the names of donors, friends, and their honored family members. Volunteer Nora Chan worked closely with the garden leaders to […]