On July 20, Washington Park Arboretum’s Japanese Garden was converted to include a ramen cart, sushi bar, and dinner buffet for its third annual garden party, which raised about $45,000. The Japanese Garden Advisory Council, which organized the event, is a group of community members who meet once a month to support the success of programs within the garden and its connection with the community, the Associated Recreation Council, and the Seattle Parks and Recreation.
Steve Alley, Japanese Garden Advisory Council president, Christopher Williams, the Council’s acting superintendent, along with Consul General Kiyokazu Ota, and other dignitaries were present to welcome guests. Guests enjoyed a cello performance by Erika Fiebig and a taiko performance by Okinawa Kenjinkai. (end)