Attending The 4th Annual SEIJIN-shiki USA on January 15, 2023

Are you ready for the big day? Here is what you should expect & what we expect from you!
Most importantly, you need to be registered to attend the SEIJIN-shiki USA. The registration will be automatically closed once capacity is reached.
New SEIJIN Registration
4th annual SEIJIN-shiki USA Program Information


Getting to Sammamish High School Performing Arts Center

520 is close this weekend. Please plan your travel time accordingly.


The address is 100 140th Avenue S.E. Bellevue, WA 98005

Google Maps may take you to wrong building. Please refer to the map below.

Bus 245 stops right in front of the Performing Arts Center. Bus 271 stops within 8min. walk to the Performing Arts Center.There are plenty of free parking spaces at Sammamish High School if you come by car.

Dress Code

You may be wondering what the proper “dress code” is. The dress code is “dress your best as an adult”. You can wear traditional clothing like a Furisode or a Haori & Hakama, a suit, an elegant dress or your best jeans with your brightest sneakers!


There will be a check-in table at the entrance to the Sammamish HS Performing Arts Center. Bringing your digital ticket will make the check-in process smoothly. If you forget, that’s OK. We will check your ID instead.

Doors Open at 12:00 pm

The celebration starts at 1:00 pm, but come early to enjoy pre-celebration activities! We will have a photo booth with “Kin Byoubu,” a traditional Japanese gold backdrop used at celebrations. We will also be showcasing SEIJIN 2023 photos and JET programs video in the theater! Please be seated by 12:50pm.

New SEIJINs and friends at inaugural SEIJIN-shiki USA in 2020

Please make sure you are healthy!

Wearing mask is optional for SEIJIN-shiki USA staff, volunteers and participants.

The guidance for a safe and fun 4th annual SEIJIN-shiki USA follows CDC and Department of Health Washington guidelines to prevent infections.

All participants who enter the facility are responsible for abiding by these guidelines.

  1. On the day of the event, if you have the following symptoms or feel unwell, please stay home to protect yourself and others.

Possible symptoms of COVID-19:

• Fever (> 100.4° F or 38° C) or chills
• Cough
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Fatigue
• Muscle or body aches
• Headache
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
• Diarrhea

  1. Masks are no longer required in many places; we recommend that people may want to continue to wear a mask for added protection against COVID-19. Especially those who are immunocompromised, living with someone immunocompromised, or who may just feel safer wearing a mask.
  2. Hand washing is recommended before entering the venue, before and after eating and drinking, and after using the restroom. The best method of hand washing is to use running water and soap, lather the soap and scrub your hands for 20 seconds or use a 60% or more alcohol gel and rub 20-30 seconds.

CDC: Symptoms of COVID-19
CDC: When and How to Wash Your Hands
DOH WA: Masks and Face Coverings
Date 1/7/2022


会場での成人式参加者、観覧者、ボランティア、スッタフなどすべての方が対象です。当日に以下の症状がある方は来場を お控えください。

  • 発熱、寒気 
  • 咳 
  • 倦怠感 
  • 呼吸困難 
  • 筋肉や全身の痛み 
  • 頭痛 
  • 味覚障害 
  • 咽頭痛、鼻水 
  • 吐き気、嘔吐 
  • 下痢 
  1. マスクの着用は必須ではありませんが、COVID-19や他の呼吸器感染予防対策のために室内でのマスクの着用を推奨します。特に、免疫不全の疾患をお持ちの方、免疫不全疾患の人と同居している方、またはマスクを着用する方が安全だと感じる方にはお勧めします。 
  1. 会場への入場前、飲食前後やトイレの後の手洗いなどのこまめな手洗いをお勧めします。手洗いの方法は流水と石鹸を使用し石鹸を泡立てて20秒の手洗い、または60%以上のアルコールジェル(20-30秒)の手指の消毒をお願いします。 

<参考 参照>

CDC: Symptoms of COVID-19

CDC: When and How to Wash Your Hands

DOH WA: Masks and Face Coverings