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Demonstrations & Performances

Cultural Performance: Shakuhachi Flute

The shakuhachi bamboo flute is among the most recognizable of Japan’s traditional instruments. Join us at the Cultural Corner from 1:15 – 2:30pm for an performance of this uniquely expressive flute by Patrick Johnson, who has studied shakuhachi for over 25 years. He is also the founder and chief instructor of the Seattle Shakuhachi Study Group, a flute dojo located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.


Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center

The Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center was designed to be the cultural, educational, and architectural hub of the new Cultural Village. “With a new classroom, library, and performance space, the Learning Center provides an open and welcoming space where visitors can learn more about the culture that gave us the Japanese garden art form,”