Ethnic Diversity Day

This one day event takes place in the early part of the year and will be held at the Marcus Pavilion at St. Martin’s University in Lacey, WA for the first time in 2011. This event gives us an opportunity to promote the Sister City organization, display mementos, sometimes sell Japanese souvenirs, and recruit new…

Bon Odori Festival – August 17, 2013

Bon Odori is held on Water Street between 5th and Legion in downtown Olympia. This event is a Japanese dance festival, which takes place in the evening in late summer in Downtown Olympia. The festival has ancient origins;  it began as a Buddhist religious rite, honoring the souls of ancestors, but it has evolved into a…