Conference Recap—Seattle International District & Nihonmachi tours

Visitors pause in front of the George Tsutakawa Art Gallery at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

More photos from our 2013 National Conference in Seattle!

Our guests at the National Conference got to learn about Japanese American history both in and out of the Sheraton through two tours of Seattle! Tour-goers explored prominent landmarks, including the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience and the Panama Hotel.

In the International District bus tour, we were able to visit where the pioneers of the neighborhood lived and learned about the lives of the area’s first Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino immigrants and laborers. The second tour, of Seattle’s Nihonmachi, walked through the historic sites of Seattle’s Japantown. The tour introduced early life in Japantown and includes visits to the Panama Hotel, Kobo at Higo Store, Nippon Kan Theater, and Kobe Terrace Park. Both ended at the Wing Luke Museum.

Check out more photos from the Conference in our previous blog posts or on our Facebook page.

Tim Asamen wrote about his participation at the conference, including the International District bus tour. Read it on our Discover Nikkei site: Climbing Out of the Well: My Impressions of the JANM 2013 National Conference in Seattle 

Photos by: Bob Moriguchi, June Aoki, Midori Uyeda, and Richard Murakami. 

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We’ve already posted photos from the Bainbridge Island bus tour at the conference, but wanted to also share this blog post from our partner: Only What We Can Carry Project Helps Host National Tour of Historic Suyematsu Farm

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