Local Performers 2021

Support Local Performers

Enjoy watching videos and visiting their website!

Performers listed in alphabetical order



Visit  Echo Chorus website(also on Facebook)



Visit Evergreen Glee Club website



Visit Haiku Northwest website

“The Well-Worn Path”
Seasonally arranged haiku and senryu by twenty poets from Washington State: Munira Judith Avinger, David A. Berger, Aidan Castle, Dianne Garcia, Connie Hutchison, Nicholas Klacsanzky, Carole MacRury, C. R. Manley, Lluvia Mayoko, Margaret D. McGee, Geoff Pope, Michelle Schaefer, Larry St Pierre, Joan D. Stamm, Dean Summers, R. J. Swanson, Angela Terry, Kathleen Tice, Richard Tice, and Michael Dylan Welch. Edited by Michael Dylan Welch and David A. Berger. Video by Michael Dylan Welch. Sponsored by Haiku Northwest.

“2020 Porad Award Winners”
Winning haiku in the 2020 Porad Award sponsored by Haiku Northwest. Winners were Annette Makino, Kala Ramesh, and Brad Bennett, with honorable mentions to Andrea Cecon, Alan S. Bridges, and David Grayson. The judge was Julie Warther, and Ron Swanson served as the contest coordinators. Video by Michael Dylan Welch.

“2019 Porad Award Winners”
Winning haiku in the 2019 Porad Award sponsored by Haiku Northwest. Winners were Michele Root-Bernstein, Marietta McGregor, and Lon Risley, with honorable mentions to Kanchan Chatterjee, Raquel D. Bailey, and Kath Abela Wilson. The judge was Tom Painting, and Ron Swanson served as the contest coordinators. Video by Michael Dylan Welch.

“2018 Porad Award Winners”
Winning haiku in the 2018 Porad Award sponsored by Haiku Northwest. Winners were Margaret D. McGee, Michele L. Harvey, and Scott Mason, with honorable mentions to Melissa Alexander, Michael Dudley, Deborah P Kolodji, and Scott Mason. The judge was Francine Banwarth, and Richard and Kathleen Tice served as contest coordinators. Video by Michael Dylan Welch.



Vist Hyogo Business & Cultural Center website



Visit website of Issei Pioneer Museum

Opened  1976 in Salinas, California

Moved to the present location in 2004

1976年カリフォルニア州サリナスに開設

2004年に現在地に移る 



Visit Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) website



Visit website of JIA Foundation (Seijinshiki USA info)



Visit Kabuki Academy website



Visit Kaze Daiko website



Visit Fukushima kenjinkai



Visit Meito Shodo Kai website  



Visit Mimibunko website (also on Facebook)  

うさぎとかめ〜シアトルversion〜
おむすびころりん
ねずみの嫁入り
てぶくろ
大きなかぶ
3びきのやぎのがらがらどん


Visit Japanese Koto Club website



Visit Pacific Northwest Naginata Federation website



Visit PAPER (Puget Area Paperfolding Enthusiasts Roundtable) website



Nick GallagherZack Gallagher (Sweets Kendama)



Visit Okinawa Kenjin Kai (OKK) Chijinshuu of Washington State (also on Facebook)



Visit Pacific Bonsai Museum website



Visit The School of Taiko

The School of Taiko is happy to again be participating in Bellevue College’s Japan Week this year.

We have been able to maintain continuous lessons in 2020 and 2021 during the pandemic, learning and practicing new songs for over one year via remote on-line learning.  We’ve recently resumed in-person lessons and all students were finally able to, again, put on our colorful “happi” and assemble together in the same room to create these dynamic performances on Bellevue College’s campus.  (Indoors due to heavy rain on our performance recording day).  We hope you feel the festive atmosphere created by our Taiko sounds!

If you are interested in learning Taiko drumming, please visit our website.

Filmed by Genzo Pictures
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Supported by 4Culture

The School of TAIKO / 太鼓の学校
Principal; Ringtaro Tateishi
Executive Director; Asako Tateishi



Visit Sing S’mores



Visit Songs of Hope



Visit Urasenke Tankokai Seattle Association



Visit Voice Library in Japanese

かぐやひめ
桃太郎
てぶくろをかいに
子そだてゆうれい
いたずらぎつね
青空朗読会 前半
青空朗読会 後半


We want to hear from you!

Please fill in the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle “Japan Week” Event Survey!