This is an event to honor the Issei and Nisei, first and second generations, of our community who paved the way for future generations of Sansei and Yonsei, third and fourth generations. We have the quality of life today and the opportunities to pursue career choices and post-secondary education that were not options for many family members during the first 50 years of the 20th century. The Japanese buffet is free to any Japanese person age 70-1/2 or older whether they are a JACL member or not. Adults are $15 each, a family of 1 adult and 1 child is $20, a family of 2 adults and 1 child is $35 and each additional child is $5 each. Make your reservations by Thursday, March 10th on-line by clicking on the "Sign-Up and App" tab and then filling out the reservation form.
The Spokane Chapter JACL will be hosting the quarterly meeting at the downtown library on Saturday, March 19th. Chapters represented are from Alaska, Gresham-Troutdale, Lake Washington, Olympia, Portland, Puyallup Valley, Seattle and White River Valley.
This is a family friendly event. Girls' Day is called Hina Matsuri or momo no sekku, peach flower festival, where a set of hina dolls wearing kimonos are displayed to bring girls' happiness and good health. A traditional Japanese doll display is set up, craft activities and light finger food are provided. Space is limited to please make your reservations on-line by selecting the "Sign-Up Sheets and App" tab and then clicking on the Hina Matsuri Reservation Form. Members are free and non-members are $5 per person.