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Celebrate Washoku: UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage

  • Monday, May 05, 2014
  • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • The Foundry 4130 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134
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  • WASHOKU event volunteer. **Must be in the culinary program to apply** contact for more information.

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W   A   S   H   O   K   U
UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage

Japan-America Society of the State of Washington presents a closer look into the creation and beauty behind its art on one of Japan's most celebrated days Kodomo No Hi, or as known as Children's Day. Also, we will take a look at how Washoku can be created here in the Pacific Northwest without losing any of its flair a whole Pacific Ocean Away.

May 5, 2014
Kodomo No Hi - Children's Day
5:00pm - 8:30pm

@The Foundry
4130 1st Avenue S.
Seattle, WA 98134

¨ Special Bento Box by the Sekaiisan Dream Chef Team (Sushi Kappo Tamura, Kisaku, Miyabi 45th, Mashiko, Cutting Board, 4649, Japonesa and Shiro's)


鮨割烹 田むら   


Maple leef farm の鴨と滝さんの水菜)





Miyabi 45th






Cutting Board      



4649 Japanese izakaya    




サバの押し寿司 Shiro's style





¨ Lecture: UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage “Washoku” by Sam Takahashi, Washington Coordinators, Inc.Ocha by My Green Tea, and UMAIDO manju sweets

¨ Cooking Demonstration 1: Technique of Washoku (Japanese Knives & Dashi) by Hiro Tawara, Sushi Kappo Tamura

¨ Cooking Demonstration 2: Washoku in the Pacific Northwest: using local ingredients with consideration of sustainability by Naomi Kakiuchi by NuCulinary

Special greeting from Consul General of Japan, Masahiro Omura

¨ Booths  - Kimono, Arts, Pottery, and more!

Featured Sake Tasting Selection

¨ Nanbu Bijin, Iwate, Japan 

¨ Nabedana Inc., Chiba, Japan

¨ Nigori , Cedar River Brewing  Company

¨ Shocyu, Sodo Spirits Distillery



Event Emcee & Guest Speaker
  • Naomi Kakiuchi,   NuCulinary
  • Hiro Tawara,   Sushi Kappo Tamura
  • Sam Takahashi, WA coordinator
  •   Shiro Kashiba, Shiro's
Washoku is a social practice based on a set of skills, knowledge, practice and traditions related to the production, processing, preparation and consumption of food. It is associated with an essential spirit of respect for nature that is closely related to the sustainable use of natural resources. The basic knowledge and the social and cultural characteristics associated with Washoku are typically seen during Japanese traditional holidays.
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In Co-operation With


Special Feature...
Yoshimi Kurata Gallery
倉田よしみ 作品ギャラリー

- Partnering With -






 Mair Farm Taki

  KNOC International

Kalika Trading


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