Japanese culture festival coming up

The Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington is presenting Bunka No Hi, a Japanese culture festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 through Nov. 14 at 1414 S. Weller St., Seattle. Bunka No Hi is a holiday in Japan that celebrates Japanese culture. This is a free festival dedicated to celebrating, commemorating and educating the public about Japanese and Japanese American culture. Children, families, and the general public are encouraged to attend this free event! No appointment necessary.

This year, the festival will showcase traditional crafts from all over Japan. The exhibit will display pottery, lacquerware, textiles, baskets, woodwork, metalware, bamboo and paper products and more. These objects are still made today using centuries-old techniques and are used in everyday life.