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Sunday, April 14th

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Japanese Music and Stories (free)
On KPBX Radio, 91.1 FM
During Carlos Alden's Nacho Celtic Hour
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Friday, April 19th

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Japanese Dinner and Cultural Night ($20)
Spokane Kendo Club
829 W. Broadway Ave. (Click for Map)
Traditional Japanese five-course meal, demos between courses:
calligraphy, tea ceremony, Kendo, Iaido, and Karatedo and Taiko Drumming.

Reservations required by April 17th.
Contact: Russ (509) 465-5207
Russ@SpokaneKendo.com

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Saturday, April 20th

10:00 am - 3:00 pm Bonsai: Miniature Trees in Pots (free)
Demonstration and Display
by Roger Snipes of the Inland Empire Bonsai Society
as part of the Opening Celebration.
River Park Square, Kress Gallery, 3rd Floor
808 W. Main (Click for Map)
Contact: Roger (509) 251-6914

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Art Show: Colorful Black (Notan) Demo and Display (free)
Kress Gallary, 3rd Floor,
(east of Food Court)
River Park Square
808 W. Main (Click for Map)

Artist reception 12:00-4:00
Contact Keiko: (509) 534-8712

10:00 am - 1:00 pm Inland Empire Water Garden and Koi Society (free)
Baby koi tank, coloring table, and information
(street level)
River Park Square
808 W. Main (Click for Map)
Contact Diana: (509) 747-5333
10:00 am - 1:00 pm KuroNekoCon Information Booth KuroNekoCon.com
Street Level
River Park Square (Click for Map)
Contact: Jen ( 509) 768-4090
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Origami and Name Writing in Japanese Gonzaga Students(free)
Street Level
Riverpark Square (Click for Map)
Contact: Seiko ( 509) 328-4220, ext. 3951

Noon - 2:00 pm

OPENING CELEBRATION AT RIVER PARK SQUARE (free)
River Park Square, Atrium Court, Street Level,
808 W. Main (Click for Map)
Contact River Park Square: (509) 363-0304

Dynamic Japanese Drumming (taiko)
by Suzaku Taiko
Contact Marga: (509) 251-8035

Japanese and English singing and Bon-odori dancing
with traditional dress
by Students from Mukogawa Institute;
Contact Candie 509-328-2971.

Martial Arts Demos

  • Aikido-Aikido Bushin
Contact: Gene (509) 768-8534
  • Kendo(Japanese Fencing)
  • Iaido(Sword Drawing)
  • Jodo
  • by Spokane Kendo Club
Contact: Russ (509) 465-5207
Russ@SpokaneKendo.com
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Magic Lantern Movie: "13 Assasins" -2010 IMDB
The Magic Lantern Theatre (Click for Map)
25 W. Main Ave.
Contact: (509) 209-2383
magiclanternspokane.com
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Sunday, April 21st

Noon - 4:00 pm

23rd "Haru Matsuri" Spring Food Festival ($12.00, bento box)
Spokane Buddhist Temple
927 S. Perry St. (Click for Map)
Serving Teriyaki Chicken Bento Boxes, Sushi,& other items;
take-out or eat-in; order on our website:
Contact: (509) 534-7954
SpokaneBuddhistTemple@gmail.com

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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"Between the Folds" Movie IMDB and Origami -Free
SFCC Sub Lounges A, B, & C
3410 W. Ft. George Wright Dr. (Click for Map)
Contact: Gene ( 509) 768-8534
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Magic Lantern Movie: "Jiro Dreams of Sushi"-2011 IMDB ($5)
The Magic Lantern Theatre (Click for Map)
25 W. Main Ave.
Contact: (509) 209-2383
magiclanternspokane.com
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Magic Lantern Movie: "Rashomon"-1950 IMDB ($5)
The Magic Lantern Theatre (Click for Map)
25 W. Main Ave.
Contact: (509) 209-2383
magiclanternspokane.com
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Monday, April 22nd

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Day of Remembrance" (Free)
This traditional observance pays tribute to the incarceration of over
120,000 people of Japanese ancestry during World War II. The program
will feature presentations, artifacts, and a discussion panel featuring
former veterans from the highly decorated 442nd Infantry.

Photgraphs from the Hirahara Collection
Presentation of materials from internment camps during World War II


SFCC Sub Lounges A, B, & C
3410 W. Ft. George Wright Dr. (Click for Map)
Contact: Doug ( 509) 701-7003
dheyamoto@nararchitecture.com

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

New Event


Magic Lantern Movie: "Tokyo Story"-1953 IMDB ($5)
The Magic Lantern Theatre (Click for Map)
25 W. Main Ave.
Contact: (509) 209-2383
magiclanternspokane.com
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Tuesday, April 23rd

8:30 am - 3:00 pm Japanese & American High School Leadership Conference
By invitation. There is a fee.
Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, Commons Bldg.
4320 W. Owens Ridge Rd. (Click for Map)
Registration: Janet Sahlin (509) 328-2971

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

New Event


Magic Lantern Movie: "Akira"-1985 IMDB ($5)
The Magic Lantern Theatre (Click for Map)
25 W. Main Ave.
Contact: (509) 209-2383
magiclanternspokane.com
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Wednesday, April 24th

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Family Festival at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute
(some events and food have $1.00 fee)
Hands-on activities such as origami, toys, calligraphy, and trying on Yukata.
Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, Commons Bldg.
4320 W. Owens Ridge Rd. (Click for Map)
Contact Candie: (509) 328-2971
CandieC@mfwi.edu
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

New Event


Magic Lantern Movie: "Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters"-1985 IMDB ($5)
The Magic Lantern Theatre (Click for Map)
25 W. Main Ave.
Contact: (509) 209-2383
magiclanternspokane.com
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Thursday, April 25th

11:30 am - 1:00 pm SFCC Sushi Sale ($6.00-$8.00)
SFCC Sub Lounges A, B, & C
3410 W. Ft. George Wright Dr. (Click for Map)
Contact: Yasuka ( 509)-533-3367
yasukah@spokanefalls.edu
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

New Event


Magic Lantern Movie: "The Hidden Fortress"-1958 IMDB ($5)
The Magic Lantern Theatre (Click for Map)
25 W. Main Ave.
Contact: (509) 209-2383
magiclanternspokane.com
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Friday, April 26th

10:45 am - 12:00 pm "Education in Japan" Lecture by Shoko Masme (Free)
Corbin Senior Activity Center
827 W. Cleveland (Click for Map)
Contact Christa: (509) 327-1584 ext. 10
christa@corbinseniorcenter.org
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Japanese Luncheon ($7.50)
Pay in advance by April 19th
Corbin Senior Activity Center
827 W. Cleveland (Click for Map)
Contact Christa (509) 327-1584 ext. 10
christa@corbinseniorcenter.org
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Nuido: The Way of Embroidery (Public Viewing of Artwork Free)
Spokane Buddhist Temple
927 S. Perry St. (Click for Map)
Contact Lee: (509) 230-2073
lecleron@yahoo.com
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm KuroNekoCon Cosplay Fashion Show and Dance ($5.00)
SFCC Sub Lounges A, B, & C
3410 W. Ft. George Wright Dr. (Click for Map)
Contact: Jen ( 509) 768-4090
Online Pre-Entry at KuroNekoCon.com
Come show your best Cosplay costumes and dance the night away!
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Saturday, April 27th

11:30 pm - 6:00 pm 64th Annual Sukiyaki Dinner and Crafts ($12.50/person)
Highland Park Methodist Church
611 S. Garfield St. (Click for Map)
Sukiyaki dinner, baked goods, sushi, and craft sale.
For tickets and information, Contact: (509) 535-2687
hpumcspokane@gmail.com
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm A Lesson In Manga (Japanese Comic Art) from local artists (free)
North Spokane Library
44 E. Hawthorn Rd. (Click for Map)
Contact: Makayla.miracle@yahoo.com
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Sake Tasting at Vino's ($10/person) (drop in)
Vino! The Wine Shop
222 S. Washington St. (Click for Map)
21 years of age or older
6 different sakes with cheese and crackers
Contact: Terry (509) 838-1229
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Japanese Aesthetics Lecture" (Free) (by Rev. Akira R. Takemoto) Rev. Takemoto has taught Japanese language, art history, and tea
ceremony at Whitman College for 28 years.
Spokane Buddhist Temple
927 S. Perry St. (Click for Map)
Contact: (509) 534-7954
SpokaneBuddhistTemple.org

9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

New Event


Magic Lantern Movie: "Audition"-1999 IMDB ($5)
The Magic Lantern Theatre (Click for Map)
25 W. Main Ave.
Contact: (509) 209-2383
magiclanternspokane.com
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Sunday, April 28th

10:30 am - noon

Hanamatsuri Service "Flower Festival" (free)

Rev. Takemoto will give the Dharma Talk commemorating
the birth of the Buddha.

Spokane Buddhist Temple
927 S. Perry St. (Click for Map)
Contact: (509) 534-7954
SpokaneBuddhistTemple@gmail.com

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm TSUTAKAWA JAPANESE GARDEN FESTIVAL
Nishinomiya-Tsutakawa Japanese Gardens (at Manito Park)
W. 21st Ave. and S. Bernard St. (Click for Map)

Suzaku Taiko (dynamic drumming)
Contact: Marga (509) 251-8035

Aikido Bushin
Demonstration of Aikido, a martial art adapted from samurai combat arts
Contact: Gene (509) 768-8534

Japanese Sumi-e hands-on activity.
Contact: Keiko (509) 534-8712

Inland Empire Bonsai Society Demo and Display
Contact: Roger (509) 251-6914

Inland Empire Water Gardens & Koi Society
Contact: Diana (509) 747-5333

Todd Milne, flutist
Contact: Todd (509) 326-7208
www.healingpeacefulmusic.com

Ikebana Demo
Contact: Lee (509) 230-2073

Cosplay Chess Demo
Contact: Jen seiya_starfighter_2000@yahoo.com
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Stylized Kimono" Open House viewing Kimono (Free)
Harvard Park (Click for Map)
1616 E. 30th Ave.
Contact: Lee (509) 230-2073 Lee Mcleron

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

New Event


Magic Lantern Movie: "Seven Samurai"-1954 IMDB ($5)
The Magic Lantern Theatre (Click for Map)
25 W. Main Ave.
Contact: (509) 209-2383
magiclanternspokane.com

Special Exhibits and Events


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Friday, April 5th to Tuesday, April 30th

Colorful Black (Notan) (free)
Japanese Art Exhibit
Kress Gallery, east of Food Court,
3rd Floor River Park Square,
808 W. Main Ave. (Click for Map)
Contact: (509) 363-0304.
Artists include:Jane Beaven, Margaret Cook, Charlie Emch, Ann Haseman, Gina Jackson, Jennie Knutson, Martena Peterson, Patti Osebold, Nancy Nishimura, Ratree Shadduck, Keiko von Holt, Olivia Waterman, Kurt Madison, Lee Mcleron.

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Monday, April 22nd

Photographs from WSU Archives-the Hirahara Collection (free)
in association with the traditional "Day of Remembrance" observance

SFCC Sub Lounges A, B, & C
3410 W. Ft. George Wright Dr. (Click for Map)

Contact: Steve (509) 335-3982
steven.bingo@wsu.edu