~ Past Event ~
2012 Aki Matsuri Information
15th Annual Aki Matsuri
A celebration of Japan's rich cultural heritage
presented by the Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association (ENMA)
September 8 (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.) and
Sunday, September 9 (10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), 2012
Bellevue College Main Campus [directions]
3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA 98007
G (Gymnasium), Carlson Theatre, C, D, E, L, and R-Building
Admission and Parking are Free during Aki Matsuri
(Please note that some workshops/lectures/seminar require registration
2012 Aki Matsuri features:
4th Generation Sendai Tansu Metal Fittings Craftsperson
2012 Aki Matsuri "Featured Guest from Japan" program is
Mr. Eikichi Yaegashi, a highly skilled blacksmith and chaser from
Sendai-shi who makes very decorative steel handles, lock plates, and
other hardware for the Sendai Tansu (a chest of drawers).
is invited and welcome to come see Yaegashi-san's hand-made metal
fittings for Sendai Tansu being displayed at the 2012 Aki Matsuri.
He will demonstrate how to make these traditional metal fittings by
embossing and incising three-dimensional, dainty yet impressive figures
on the thinner steel plate employing a Tagane (chisel) and Kanazuchi
(hammer). Listen to his distinctive rhythm as his hammer comes in
contact with the chisel head.
miss this special opportunity to meet such a top class skilled artisan
in person and appreciate his work of art embodied only by human hand..
For more information, clisk here!
else can you shop, eat, and browse so many diverse and interesting
family activities in one location? Yes, there really is something
for everyone! The matsuri is an excellent opportunity to experience
some of Japan's rich culture heritage as we bring "Japan to the
Bellevue College for a weekend!"