2020 Celebration

Inaugural US-Japan Friendship Coming of Age celebration

第1回日米友好成人式 

Date: January 19, 2020
Place: Bellevue College Carlson Theater

We congratulated and recognized more than 130 new SEIJIN and had over 300 in attendance. It was an inclusive and beautiful community event .

2020年1月19日に開催された日米友好成人式は、初めてのイベントながら、130人を超える新成人の門出を、満員御礼の観客のみなさまと祝福することができました。

New SEIJIN with beautiful KIMONO
Full of participants, new SEIJIN, Family and Friends
Learning about KIMONO
New SEIJIN speech
Official Message from Yusei Kikuchi, Seattle Mariners
Green River College Dancing Studio performance
Receiving SEIJIN certificate from President of JIA Foundation
All New SEIJIN got SEIJIN Certificate on stage
Taking picture with other SEIJIN friends
After the ceremony, with SEIJIN friends
It’s Japanese custom to take a photo with official banner!