The Seattle Kumamoto Kenjin Kai Annual Bus Trip took place on Saturday, 27 August 2016. The bus trip included stops at the Inaba Produce Farm and the Benedicto Produce Stand in Wapato, Washington and Miners’ Drive-In Restaurant, Tahoma Cemetery (Japanese American Pioneer Cemetery) and the Yakima Valley Museum “Land of Joy and Sorrow – Japanese Pioneers of the Yakima Valley” in Yakima, Washington.
As of August 2016, the Seattle Kumamoto Kenjin Kai is happy to report that the funding raising effort to support the Kumamoto Earthquake Relief and Recovery effort has raised over $1,200,000! All funds collected by Peace Winds America is being transferred to Peace Winds Japan who is providing direct support to impacted residents of Kumamoto.
Sunday, 10 July 2016 11:30AM
All member families, friends of Kumamoto and Kumamon, JET Alumni, and guests are welcome to attend the 2015 Kumamoto Kenjin Kai Summer Picnic. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
– The event will be from 11:30am to 4:00pm at Seward Park (Shelter #3)
– The Kenjin Kai will be providing hot dogs, chili, watermelon, water, and some snacks.
– Bentos ($15) are also available for order (deadline for order is Wednesday, 30 June 2016) by contacting Suzuko Terada at (206) 722-3093 or at email@example.com- Activities will include a raffle and lots of games for all ages. We look forward to seeing everyone!
As of 5 May 2016, the Seattle Kumamoto Kenjin Kai is happy to report that the funding raising effort to support the Kumamoto Earthquake Relief and Recovery effort has raised over $41,000! All funds collected by Peace Winds America is being transferred to Peace Winds Japan who is providing direct support to impacted residents of Kumamoto.
Thank you everyone for your generous support and donations provided to Peace Winds Japan!
Calvin J. Terada, President Seattle Kumamoto Kenjin Kai
The Tamana Girls HS Band from Kumamoto (They have competed at the All Japan Band Association’s National Finals 7 time and received a gold medal – champion of Japan – 3 times. They aslo have competed at the All Japan Marching Contest’s National Finals 18 times and received a gold medal -champion of Japan – 14 times) is performing with the Grahama-Kapowsin High School Wind Ensemble led by Paul Bain. Come and witness how those wonderful students communicate thought music. I guarantee that it is going to be a magical Sunday afternoon for you!
Join us on Friday, 3 June 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00PM at the Google Kirkland Campus for the Kumamoto Aid from Seattle benefit concert to raise funds for the Kumamoto Earthquake Relief and Recovery effort. Admission is free and so is parking. All donations will go toward Peace Winds America who will transfer 100% of the donated funds to Peace Winds Japan for earthquake relief.
The Google Kirkland Campus is located at 747 6th Street South, Kirkland, WA 98033.
Here is information from the Kumamoto Prefecture regarding the earthquake that took place on 14 April 2016. More information on possible relief efforts will be posted shortly
Here is the 2016 Kumamoto Kenji Kai New Years Party Program
The 2016 Annual Kumamoto Kenjin Kai Shinnenkai (New Year Party) will be held on Saturday, 23 January 2016 at Blaine Methodist Memorial Church. There will be activities for all ages (including young children) and so families are welcomed to attend. More information regarding registration will be following shortly.
See you there!
Calvin Terada, President
Seattle Kumamoto Kenjin Kai