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What’s Happening at JCCCW and the Community
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We’re hiring! Marketing & Membership Manager Part Time (4/5 FTE)
The Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to share and promote Japanese and Japanese American culture and heritage with the public at-large. The JCCCW is looking for an enthusiastic, creative, and community oriented individual with strong communication and marketing skills to fill a part-time position.
Learn how to make Edo Tsumami Kanzashi from the only authentic Edo Tsumami Kanzashi artisan in the U.S.!
Friday, August 28, 2015
6:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. | JCCCW, 1414 S. Weller Street Seattle
$45 including materials
Advance sign up only,
as space is limited.
Please register online by August 27
Kanzashi is an ornamental hairpin and its history goes back as far as 3000 years. Among many types of Kanzashi, Edo Tsumami Kanzashi was developed during the Edo period when the technique of Hana-kanzashi worn by apprentice Geisha in Kyoto, and was brought over to Edo (modern day Tokyo). It is a designated traditional handicraft in Tokyo and Chiba prefecture today. The art is disappearing due to fewer people wearing Kimono. However, it is becoming very popular among non-Japanese incorporating it into Western attire, such as Katy Perry wearing it at the MTV Music Awards ceremony. To learn more about the workshop, visit here.
Student will make [a set of two pretty Plum Blossom bobby pins] (Picture left). The class fee includes all materials. After learning the history, types, materials, motifs, artisanship of the Edo Tsumami Kanzashi through lecture, you will challenge the fundamental Maru-tsumami (round pinching) to make plum blossom bobby pins.
*The workshop is for hobby purpose only. By signing up to this workshop, you agree not to sell the completed items or reveal class materials, especially for business purposes.
* You may receive the different color Kimono fabric based on the available supply stocks.
Michi Hirata North Piano Concert | Sunday, Sept. 20, 5PM
Join us, on Sept. 20th, to celebrate Michi Hirata North, the incredibly talented and inspiring international concert pianist. North will take the stage, assisted by conductor Julia Tai and Philharmonia Northwest, to perform the renowned Chopin Concerto No. 1 in E minor and Tchaikowsky Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor.
The concert will benefit the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington. The JCCCW is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the sharing of Japanese culture, language and heritage in the state of Washington. Housed in the historical, century old Seattle Japanese Language School at Rainier Ave. South and South Weller Street, the beautifully remodeled center hosts classes in Japanese language, taiko, martial arts and crafts as well as free public events (Children’s Day, Culture Day). There is also a Japanese language library and garden and a charming resale gift shop. To purchases tickets, go here.
Hosekibako (“Jewelbox”) Resale Shop Open Thursdays, Friday & Saturdays 10 am – 3 pm
Omoide (“Memory”) Book Project
Unsettled – Resettled: Seattle’s Hunt Hostel
Enroll in the Seattle Japanese Language School!
For more information contact us at email@example.com or 206-323-0250.