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Local Events of Interest for Otakus

Manga Library Fun Stuff September – November 2019

Now through Dec 1: Exhibit Gentleman Warrior: Art of the Samurai (Seattle Art Museum, http://seattleartmuseum.org/Exhibitions/Details?EventId=65045)  

Sept 26-Oct 6: Sale Kyoto Arts & Antiques fall sale. They are only open twice a year! (https://kyotoartandantiques.com/)

Sept 28: Festival JAPAN WEEK wraps up with a day of fun and activities, including a Sakura-Con sponsored Cosplay Contest! (Bellevue College, https://studentweb.bellevuecollege.edu/japan-week/2019-saturday-schedule-open-to-public/)

Sept 28: Zero Landfill Day (Capitol Hill, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-zerolandfill-2019-an-iida-npc-event-tickets-70085316067) Free, but registration required. Amazing variety of stuff, free!!!

Sept 28-29: Northwest Tea Festival (Seattle Center, http://www.nwteafestival.com/)

Sept 29-30: Anime Secret World of Arrietty (Fathom Events, various theaters, https://www.fathomevents.com/events/studio-ghibli-fest-2019-the-secret-world-of-arrietty

Sept 29-Oct 3: Movies Shinjuku Triad Society (Grand Illusion, http://www.grandillusioncinema.org/) All three movies of this Takashi Miike trilogy, presented sequentially.

Oct 1: Anime Arrow of the Orion (Bellevue, Lincoln Square Cinemas, https://www.cinemark.com/movies/is-it-wrong-arrow-of-the-orion-english-dubbed?showDate=2019-10-01) Part of the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? universe.

Oct 1: Workshop Ikigai: Purpose, Passion & Social Impact (United Way of King County, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ikigai-purpose-passion-social-impact-tickets-70667517447?aff=ebdssbdestsearch)

Oct 3: Lecture The Brush and the Sword: Ways of Writing and Fighting in Medieval Japan (Seattle Art Museum, http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/calendar/events?eventid=65512)

Oct 3-13: Event Maple Festival 2019 (Seattle Japanese Garden, https://www.seattlejapanesegarden.org/events-calendar) Check site for exact times and dates of events.

Oct 4-7: Sale Multnomah County Library Used Book Sale! (Lloyd Center, Portland, https://www.friends-library.org/events/fallbooksale-lsbyd)

Oct 12: Water Lantern Festival (Green Lake, https://www.waterlanternfestival.com/seattle.php)

Oct 12-13: Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair (Seattle Center, http://www.seattlebookfair.com/)

Oct 16: Concert Babymetal (Paramount Theatre, https://seattle.eventful.com/events/babymetal-/E0-001-126715893-1)

Oct 16: Reading Benkei at the Barrier (UW Jackson School, https://jsis.washington.edu/japan/events/?) Japanese reading with English subtitles. Free but reservations required!!

Oct 17-19: Performance Sankai Junu (UW, https://meanycenter.org/tickets/2019-10/production/sankai-juku) The contemporary Butoh troupe performs Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land.

Oct 29: Concert DYGL (21+ only; Sunset Tavern, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dygl-japan-the-sunset-tickets-65488635271?aff=ebdssbdestsearch)

Oct 31-Nov 2: Sumo + Sushi (WAMU Theater, https://www.sumoandsushi.com/seattle-tickets)

Nov 1-3: Seattle Butoh Festival (DAIPANbutoh Collective, http://www.daipanbutoh.com/seattle-butoh-festival/)

Nov 15-17: Kumoricon (Portland, https://www.kumoricon.org/)