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Japan Fair 2023 is a free 2 day festival in Bellevue, Washington, in the greater Seattle area. Artisans, musicians, community organizations and businesses from both Japan and Washington will share their products, talents and knowledge of Japan. You will be immersed in the dance, music, artisanry and culture of Japan.
Japanese Fair 2023 Hours
- Saturday, July 8 – 10 am to 6 pm
- Sunday, July 9 – 10 am to 5 pm
There will be more than 25 free performances and 20 free cultural workshops and seminars. More than 100 organizations contribute to the Fair. They are expecting more than 20,000 attendees this year.
This year you’ll find at the Japanese Fair
- Wide variety of exhibitors
- Live music
- Martial arts
- Ikebana and Tea Ceremony demonstrations
- Silent auction
- Japanese food
- Kids Corner with calligraphy and Japanese carnival games
There will be a Cosplay Contest with prizes. Your costume doesn’t have to be Japanese. If you need some ideas, look at these costumes here.
If you liked the Japanese food at the Japanese Fair and want to learn more about Japanese cooking, you could try these cookbooks. Use our links to j see how much you can save on each cookbook.
- The Real Japanese Izakaya Cookbook by Wataru Yakote and Makita Itah
- Japanese Cuisine: An Illustrated Guide by Laure Kie and Haruna Kishi
- Japanese Soul Cooking by Tudashi Ono and Harris Salat
Or you can enjoy Japanese cuisine at the best Japanese Restaurants in the greater Seattle area by the users of TripAdvisor.
- Umi Sake House
- Japanese Sushi Cocino
- Sushi Kashiba
- Sushi Kappo Tamura
- Maneki Restaurant
- I Love Sushi
- Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya
If you’d like to visit Bellevue for the Japanese Fair, I hope you will consider the following hotels in Bellevue. They are offering discounted rates that can save you money on your stay.