AKI MATSURI SPONSORS
(as of August 1, 2012)
Aki Matsuri is presented by
Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association (ENMA)
~ Recognizing our 2012 Sponsors ~
Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association is greatly honored to have
the following Major Sponsors as partners in presenting the 15th
Annual Aki Matsuri. Our shared goal of "building bridges
between the people of Japan and the USA are being met through
this cultural event that emphasizes the nurturing and promotion
of the cultural arts of Japan". Aki Matsuri is the interface,
the place where a shared interest in the arts can bring citizens
together in a friendly and educational environment.
The continuation and success of this community event is made
possible through the generous support of our benevolent benefactors.
We hope you will make your appreciation known to these few that
come to the fore in support of this important Northwest Japanese
Cultural Art Exposition.
This section will be updated as more supporters and sponsors
of Bellevue - The City of Bellevue Arts Program
encourages and supports the
arts as a vital part of community life in Bellevue. Guided
by the Bellevue Arts Commission, the Arts Program includes
direct funding to artists, arts organizations and arts presenters
in Bellevue, public art, cultural policy planning and other
arts-based city initiatives.
The Bellevue Arts Commission is a seven member volunteer body
appointed by City Council to advise Council on matters pertaining
to the arts.
Banker Bain - Coldwell Banker Bain, one of the
nation's most productive residential real estate companies,
provides first-class service with all your real estate needs.
ENMA has created a community partnership with Coldwell Banker
Bain through Mayumi Shimizu. This means every time a member,
friend or family of an ENMA member, supporter, or event visitor
buys or sells a home with Mayumi, 10% of her side commission
will be donated to ENMA. To learn how it works, please contact
ENMA. Mayumi Shimizu is a Realtor® and a licensed managing
broker specializing in residential homes in the King and Snohomish
Consulate General of Japan in Seattle - We at the
Consulate-General of Japan in
Seattle assist not only the Japanese nationals living within
our jurisdiction, but also the local communities by providing
cultural and general information about Japan in hopes of strengthening
the bonds of friendship and cooperation between Japan and our
neighbors in the Pacific Northwest. Our jurisdiction extends
through Washington, Northern Idaho and Montana.
Suites Hotel Seattle-Bellevue is a full service hotel featuring:
Parking and Courtesy Shuttle transportation to Aki Matsuri
and area attractions and local shopping
Two-room Suites on every stay for more comfort that
include a living room and a private bedroom
Cooked-to-Order Breakfast for Every Guest
Evening two-hours Managerís Reception with beer, wine,
cocktails and snacks
Open-Air Atrium to Help Guests Unwind in a tropical
setting with palms, rivers and waterfalls
indoor swimming pool, spa, and a fitness room with state-of-the-art
Precor equipment; BusinessLink Center available 24/7
Cascades Grille restaurant offers casual dining that
showcases local Northwest.It offers Room Service and renowned
Northwest wines, microbrews and a full selection of spirits
is King County's cultural services agency. 4Culture was established
January of 2003 to continue the work of the King County Arts
Commission, Public Art Commission and the Heritage programs
of the Landmarks Commission.
4Culture is a tax-exempt public corporation. 4Culture is a new
model for public support of cultural programs. It combines the
resources of the public sector with the flexibility of a non-profit.
Through the integration of four program areas, 4Culture stimulates
cultural activity and enhances the assets that distinguish our
communities as vibrant, unique, and authentic.
to advocate for 4Culture.
Business Association of Seattle (JBAS) - JBAS, sometimes
known, as Shunju Club is a consortium of Japanese
corporations and/or their subsidiary companies incorporated
in the United States. The start of the Association can be traced
back to the year of 1922 and, since then, the organization has
been aggressively acting in the Pacific Northwest Region as
the representing entity of Japanese enterprises. Their main
missions are: 1) to manage Seattle Japanese School located in
the City of Bellevue; 2) to deepen mutual understanding between
Japan and the United States in economic and cultural areas;
and 3) to promote friendship among the members of the Association.
Foundation - Kiyo Motoda was born in Yamaguchi-ken,
Japan in 1899. Motoda-san formed The Motoda Foundation in 1982.
The Foundation gives generously to various Nikkei activities
with a particular interest in education, and the promotion of
Travel of Americas, Seattle Branch - is our "air-bridge"
with Japan providing
air travel for our Japan-based guest artists to and from Japan
for the Aki Matsuri each year. Sankei Travel is a multi-branch
full-service travel agency that has been providing top rated
travel services for both domestic and international travel for
over 30 years.
- The Atsuhiko & Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation seeks to
promote and improve international understanding, knowledge and
the quality of relations between Japan and the United States.
This is being done through a structured program of contributions
and grants for charitable purposes. The foundation is primarily
focused on programs that: promote artistic, educational and
cultural exchanges. For more information please visit: www.tateuchi.org.
the largest family-owned and operated Asian food and gift
market in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1928, Uwajimaya
first sold fishcakes and other Japanese staples to area laborers
from the back of a truck - today, Uwajimaya has markets in Bellevue,
Renton, Seattle and Beaverton, Oregon. Uwajimaya strives to
serve communities and the public through a variety of promotions
of Asian cultures, event sponsoring, educational material distribution,
local program support and charitable contributions.
Washington State Arts Commission
- Washington State Arts Commission serves the public as a catalyst
for the arts; advancing the role of the arts in the lives of
individuals and communities throughout the state.
Yusen Logistics (Americas), Inc.
- Yusen strives to earn clients' appreciation and
recognition. To achieve this objective, we have drawn up the
guidelines for its worldwide employees that guarantee an unparalleled
level of quality in services. We are also socially involved.
Throughout our services, we take our responsibilities seriously
towards the nature, the human beings and the environment.
Bellevue College is honored to host Aki Matsuri every year and
proud of the
involvement of so many of our staff as festival volunteers.
The spectacular Aki Matsuri celebration complements the numerous
Bellevue College events we hold each year for the purpose of
celebrating the world's diverse cultures. We believe inter-cultural
understanding is essential to true higher learning. Thank you,
Aki Matsuri, for your contributions to that same goal.
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