This event celebrates the 40th anniversary of Washington and Hyogo being sister states. The ceremonies will commence at 10 a.m. at the Capital building in Olympia Washington.
This committee helps organize visits to and from Kato. The Visitation Committee helps arrange food and lodging, as well as events and activities.
The OKSCA is currently seeking families to host students from Kato August 18th – 27th. Please contact Addison Appleby at email@example.com if you are interested and for more information.
The Olympia-Kato Sister City Association (OKSCA) was incorporated as a non-profit in 1981. The mission of the OKSCA is to promote friendship and cultural exchanges between the citizens of the Olympia/Thurston County area and the city of Kato, Japan.
Oshogatsu in Olympia 2013 was a huge success! A record number of visitors (nearly 3,000!) enjoyed traditional Japanese foods, live entertainment and cultural activities at this educational community outreach event. Check out these photos of event highlights and plan to attend our next celebration in January 2014.
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 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…