PICTORIAL: Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

API Heritage Month brought out the crowds to the Seattle Center on Sunday, where celebrants of all ages were entertained by drumming, music, dance, games, and a lively hum bow eating contest.


Setting aside work, politics, and business, representatives from across the community made time to come together for fun and games at the annual Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month activities at the Seattle Center on Sunday. Here, “The Mayor” (Ed Murray), “The News Anchor” (King 5’s Lori Matsukawa), “The Chairman” (Tomio Moriguchi of Uwajimaya), “The Uncle” (community activist Bob Santos), and “The Publisher” (Assunta Ng) participate in a hum bow eating contest. And the winner is…Tomio Moriguchi! (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)


Lori Matsukawa and Bob Santos in a post-hum bow contest handshake (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)


Tomo Moriguchi, hum bow contest winner (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)


Seattle Matsuri Taiko drummers (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)


Enthusiastic children (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)


Cascade Kai Kendo (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)


Lion’s Ambition


Snoopy (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)


Jeff Hattori and twin daughters, Kiyomi and Sakae (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)


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