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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: 

2018 Events

Thursday, September 6, 11-11:30am - Toddler Story Time
Meet Little Hedgehog as she searches for the Friend Ship, and the others that join her along the way. Free. 

Local author Ken Mochizuki presents the experiences of Yoshito Fujii (the elected chair of the Community Council at the Minidoka War Relocation Center during WWII) joined by Fujii's daughter, Irene Mano. Free.  

Thursday, August 2, 11-11:30am - Toddler Story Time
Meet Stasia Burrington, illustrator of Mae Among the Stars, which was inspired by the first female African American astronaut Mae Jemison. Fun activity to follow. Free. 

Meet Soyeon Yi, the first and only astronaut for South Korea and learn about Wong Tsoo, the Chinese man who was Boeing's first engineer. Sit under the stars in a planetarium and check out the latest exhibit Blast Off to Beyond, which connects airplanes, space, and exploration to the Asian Pacific American experience! 

Thursday, July 5, 11-11:30am - Toddler Story Time
What do you eat on the 4th of July? Come and see what a Chinese American family adds to the apple pie on the 4th of July. Fun activity to follow. Free. 

Sunday, July 1, 2pm - Author Talk: Machineries of Empire
Meet science fiction and fantasy author Yoon Ha Lee, best known for his short fiction and his space opera series, Machineries of Empire. Lee will be interviewed about his craft and approach by local author E. Lily Yu. Community partner: Clarion West and presented in anticipation for The Wing SciFi exhibition to open in October 2018. 

Meet artist Dale Hom as he shares his latest work. In this graphic novel sequel, Wallace returns home when he's confronted with the pervasive change that's happening to most of Seattle. How can his family survive in this transmogrified city? 

Thursday, June 7, 11:00-11:30am - Toddler Story Time
Juna searches for her best friend, Hector, and finds that new adventures - and friends - can be found in unexpected places. Fun art activity to follow. Free

Sunday, May 20, 11:45am [Panel at 1:45pm] - Film Screening and Q&A: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Free screening and panel of this Academy Award nominated documentary. 90 mins. English with Mandarin subtitles. See program flyer here

Meet Sarah and Phong Nguyen as they share their works and inspiration in conjunction with the museum exhibition, Teardrops That Wound: The Absurdity of War moderated by exhibition curator SuJ'n Chon. Community partner for this program is the Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility. 

Thursday, May 3, 11:00-11:30am - Toddler Story Time
Join Sikh Captain America for Story Time! Meet Sikh Captain America as our Guest Story Time Reader and discuss superpowers, both his and yours! Free

Meet composer Christophe Chagnard and Artistic Director Mina Miller for an introduction to Gaman (a new work commissioned by Music of Remembrance premiering at Benaroya Hall on May 20, 2018) inspired by the experiences of local Japanese Americans incarcerated during WWII. Featuring artwork by Suma Yagi, Takuichi Fujii, Roger Shimomura, Kamekichi Tokita, and Ringtaro and Asako Tateishi. In conjunction with the exhibitions, Teardrops That Wound: The Absurdity of War and Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner

Thursday, April 5, 11:00-11:30am - Toddler Story Time
Meet Little Tree as she makes plans to let her Little Seed find a richer life on her own, even if it means taking a big risk. Fun art activity to follow. Free

Saturday, March 17, 1:30-3:30pm - Ebb and Flow Film Screening
Jerry (Eiichi) Yamashita and members of his family retrace their family history and the important role the Yamashita family has played in modern Washington State history and the Pacific Northwest shellfish farming industry. Check here for ticketing information.

Thursday, March 1, 11-11:30am - Toddler Story Time
Meet Kainoa's 'ohana (family) who live in Hawai'i and all gather for Sunday dinners together. And sometimes they gather on a Saturday, or a Wednesday, or whenever! Fun art activity to follow. Free.

Thursday, February 1, 11-11:30am - Toddler Story Time
Follow the 13 animals who are racing to have the honor of a year named after them. Who will be honest? Who will help friends along the way? Who will come first - and who will miss out? Fun art activity to follow. Free.

Saturday, January 6, 1pm - Shi Shi Mai Blessing
The shi shi mai dance is often seen at temple and shrine festivals at New Year's Join members of the neighborhood Choeizan Enkyoji Nichiren Buddhist Temple as they bring the blessing dance to The Wing and bless our hall and building.

Thursday, January 4, 11-11:30am - Toddler Story Time
2018 is the Year of the Dog! Explore the world with Daniel, a puppy who is born on New Year's Day and learning how to become "man's (girl's) best friend." Fun art activity to follow. 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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