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1900s ad scrim from the former Nippon Kan Theatre in Seattle's Japantown. Now on display in the Tateuchi Story Theatre. Photo by Lindsay Kennedy.
 

Experience traditional and contemporary arts through our Tateuchi Story Theatre Performing Arts Series: 

2017 Events

Saturday, September 23, 2-4pm - Executive Order 9066 Presentation
It's been 25 years since The Wing's groundbreaking community-based exhibition on Executive Order 9066. Join a presentation with Japanese American former incarcerees reflecting on their experience and how it relates to the Muslim American experience. In conjunction with the current exhibit, Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever ForeignerFree.


Saturday, August 19, 10-5pm - Family Fun Day
Featuring San Francisco's Eth-Noh-Tec - a dynamic storytelling duo who bring tales from Asia and the Pacific Islands to life, a screening of the 1999 classic, Pokemon: The First Movie (Rated G, 107 mins), and art activities for the whole family! Visit our website for a schedule of events. Free admission all day.

Thursday, August 3 - When Rabbit Left the Moon Film Screening
In this moving 14-minute video poem, award-winning filmmaker Emiko Omori reflects upon the 75th year anniversary of the Executive Order 9066 signing during World War II that resulted in the imprisonment of more than 100,000 Japanese immigrants and their American-born children. To be shown throughout the day from 10:30-4:30pm and in conjunction with the current exhibit, Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever ForeignerFree.

Saturday, May 13, 1:30-3:30pm - Who Killed Vincent Chin?
Commemorating 35 years since the murder of Vincent Chin, watch the Academy Award-nominated documentary that tracked the fatal beating of the 27-year-old Chinese engineer and how it became a civil rights Supreme Court case. Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Pena will be present. Space is limited. Online ticketing available starting April 1. Visit the calendar listing to purchase tickets. For more info, including program partners, resources and partner events for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, visit here.

Thursday, April 6, 6-8pm - Feminism and War in the Asian Pacific
Join feminist activists, such as Christine Ahn (Women Cross the DMZ founder, Korea Policy Institute co-founder), as they explore issues on war, feminism and building peace. Panel will also include poet/translator Don Mee Choi and international human rights activist Cindy Domingo, moderated by writer/activist Soya Jung. Free.

Sunday, March 26, 1:30-3:30pm - Apartment 507: The Story of Au Shee
On this day, we officially add the story of Au Shee, a long-time resident in our historic Kong Yick building to our Historic Hotel tours. By recreating her apartment in our historic space as a fully interactive exhibit, her story brings to light the lives of immigrant women from the early 20th century to present. At 1:30pm and again at 2:30pm, Elana Lim, the granddaughter of Au Shee, will speak about her memories and her grandmother's legacy. Free with Museum admission.

Sunday, March 26, 11am-noon - If Tired Hands Could Talk: Stories of Asian Garment Workers
Based on the 2001 exhibition of the same name, this film documents the long hours, low wages and nearly forgotten details of daily life in a garment factory. It includes first-person oral histories, presented in English, Chinese and Vietnamese. In 2002, the Western Museum Association honored "Tired Hands" as the region's best exhibition. Free with Museum admission.

Thursday, February 2, 6:30-8pm - Panama Hotel Jazz: Music Made from Memories
A jazz quintet will perform music and narration telling the history of Seattle's 1909 Panama Hotel, Japanese American history and the connection between Nihonmachi and Seattle's Jazz scene. Free.

Saturday, January 7, 1pm - New Year Blessing
Start the new year with a traditional Japanese shi shi mai (lion dance) blessing courtesy of the Seattle Choeizan Enkyoji Nichiren Buddhist Temple. There will be the traditional lion dance in the lobby followed by offerings of oranges. Free.


For more info about these and other programs, see our calendar of events.

Many thanks to the Tateuchi Foundation for ongoing support of this program series. The Atsuhiko & Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation promotes international understanding, knowledge and the quality of relations between Japan and the United States, providing the Puget Sound region with greater exposure to the performing arts and culture of Japan.


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