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Sunday, March 29th

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 1000 Crane Project (FREE)
Come gather together with us to begin folding origami paper cranes.
Our goal is to fold 1000 cranes to bring us Peace and Health.
This is a great kick-off to Japan Week as well as a fun family project to do.

Spokane Buddhist Temple
927 S. Perry St. (Click for Map)

Contact Eileen (509) 534-7954


Friday, April 17th

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Japanese Dinner and Cultural Night ($20)
Japanese Buffet Dinner, demos of Calligraphy, Ikebana, Kendo, Iaido, Jodo,
Karatedo and Taiko Drumming.
Limited Edition T-Shirt Sale.
Reservations required by April 15th.

Spokane Kendo Club
829 W. Broadway Ave. (Click for Map)
Contact: Russ (509) 465-5207


Japan Week Spokane 2015 Opening Day Celebration

Saturday, April 18th (MAC admission Sponsored by STCU)

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

"Free Family Saturday at the MAC"

Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
2316 W. 1st Ave, 363-5355
  • 1000 Cranes Project
  • Bonsai Display and Demos. Inland Empire Bonsai Society, Roger 251-6914
  • Children's Festival
    • KuroNekoCon in cosplay costumes, many activities for all ages; chopstick games, origami, storytelling, paper lantern making, and more
  • Gyotaku (Fish Printing)
  • Ikebana, Ikebana International Chapter #230, Ellen 868-7091
  • Inland Empire Water Garden & Koi Society Information booth, Diana 747-5333
  • Japan Week Spokane 2015 limited edition T-shirt sale
  • KuroNekoCon Information booth
  • Martial Arts demonstration: Kendo/Iaido/Jodo/Karatedo Russ 465-5207
  • Movie, Family Entertainment:
    • "Between the Folds", Chronicles 10 fine artists and intrepid scientists who abandon careers to forge unconventional lives as modern-day paper folders through the medium of Origami, taking the art to unbelievable new heights.
  • Origami and Japanese Name Writing, Gonzaga University Students
  • Spokane Taiko
  • Tsutakawa Legacy video
  • WSU, Hirahara Photograph Collection:
    • Heart Mountain Display and Q&A with Steve Bingo from WSU Manuscript Archives & Special Collection

    Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
    Brownes Addition
    2316 W. 1st Ave. (Click for Map)


Sunday, April 19th

11:00 AM - 3:00 pm

25th "Haru Matsuri" Spring Food Festival ($12.00)
Chicken Teriyaki bento box, Sushi, & other items. Take out or eat in.
Limited Edition T-Shirt for sale.

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


Monday, April 20th

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Japan Day at the Library"(FREE)
Activities to include kamishibai, origami, and bookmark making.

North Spokane Library
44 E. Hawthorne Rd. (Click for Map)
Contact: Kathyrn 893-8350

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm A Lesson in Manga (Japanese Comic Art) (FREE)
Meet local young artists, bring your own Manga to swap with other fans! Comic Book Shop will offer a 10% discount to anyone who mentions "Japan Week", April 17th -26th

Comic Book Shop
Northtown Mall, 2nd Floor


Tuesday, April 21st

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Family Festival at Mukogawa Commons
(some events and food have $1.00 fee)
Hands-on activities such as origami, toys, calligraphy, and trying on Yukata.
Limited Edition T-Shirt will be on sale.

Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, Commons Bldg.
4320 W. Owens Ridge Rd. (Click for Map)

Contact Candie: (509) 328-2971

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm SFCC International Film Festival
The movie will be "Grave of the Fireflies" (1988) by Akiyuki Nosaka IMDB
$5.00 admission, SCC/SFCC students, staff, and faculty are free

Garland Theater (Click for Map)
924 W. Garland Ave.

Contact: Yasuka at 533-3367


Thursday, April 23rd

11:30 am - 1:00 pm SFCC Bento and 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


Friday, April 24th

8:30 am - 1:30 pm Japanese & American High School Leadership Conference
By invitation. There is a fee.

Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, Commons Bldg.
4000 W. Randolph Rd. (Click for Map)
Registration: Janet (509) 328-2971

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 Lynne: (509) 624-8771

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm KuroNekoCon Cosplay Fashion Show and Neon Nyan Dance Party ($5.00)

Suzaku Taiko (dynamic drumming) will play from 6:30-7:00

Online Pre-Entry at
Come show your best Cosplay costumes and dance the night away!

The Woman's Club
1428 W. 9th Ave. (Click for Map)


Saturday, April 25th

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm 66th Annual Sukiyaki Dinner and Crafts ($14.00/person)
Sukiyaki dinner, baked goods, sushi, and craft sale.

Limited Edition T-Shirt on sale.

For tickets and information, Contact: (509) 535-2687

Highland Park Methodist Church
611 S. Garfield St. (Click for Map)

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Sake Tasting at Vino's ($10/person) (drop in)
21 years of age or older
6 different sakes with cheese and crackers

Limited Edition T-Shirt on Sale

Vino! A Wine Shop
222 S. Washington St. (Click for Map)

Contact: Kaye (509) 838-1229


Sunday, April 26th Closing Day

  • Aikido Bushin (martial art) - Gene 768-8534
  • Ikebana International Chapter #230 - Ellen 868-7091
  • Inland Empire Bonsai Society - Roger 251-6914
  • Inland empire Water Gardens & Koi Society - Diana 747-5333
  • Japan Week Spokane 2015 Limited Edition T-shirt Sale - Gene 768-8534
  • Japanese Sumi-e - Keiko 534-8712
  • KuroNekoCon Cosplay Chess - Makayla
  • Suzaku Taiko (weather permitting) - Marga 251-8035
  • Todd Milne - "Shakuhachi in the Garden" - Todd 326-7208

Nishinomiya-Tsutakawa Japanese Gardens (at Manito Park)
W. 21st Ave. and S. Bernard St. (Click for Map)