Tomodachi Gala


Save the date! Join us for our special 16th Anniversary celebration!

Deadlines: Early Registration by March 31 | Final Registration by April 12

Date & Time: Saturday, April 20, 2019 | Check-in, Cocktails and Silent Auction at 5 p.m. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.!


Meal Choices: Entrees: Sesame soy glazed chicken served with short grain white rice and broccolini and carrots (gluten free, dairy free); OR citrus zest baked pacific salmon filet served with short grain white rice and broccolini and carrots (gluten free, dairy free); OR shiitake mushroom risotto with asparagus tips, thyme and pecorino romano (gluten free, contains dairy). All meals come with an organic mixed green salad with pickled beets, candied walnuts, goat cheese, and a choice of white balsamic vinaigrette and honey mustard dressing. Dessert choices include lemon cheesecake with candied ginger crust, fresh berries, and raspberry Sauce (contains gluten and dairy); OR mango coconut panna cotta (Vegan).

Tomodachi Honorees: Budokan Judo Club and All Nippon Airways

Tomodachi means friend in Japanese and the JCCCW looks forward to celebrating its 16th Anniversary with all its friends at its Tomodachi Gala on April 20, 2019.  Come back for more information soon!

The annual fundraising event brings the community together support the Cultural Center and its programs. It also honors the contributions of individuals or groups who have promoted and celebrated Japanese and Japanese American culture and heritage.  In 2019, we will recognize Budokan Judo Club and All Nippon Airways. Past honorees include the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye, actor George Takei, Nintendo of America, the Boeing Company, Mitsubishi Aircraft Co. , the Tsutakawa and Moriguchi families, former Secretary of Transportation, Norman Mineta, and in 2018, Ichiro Fujisaki, Japanese Ambassador (ret.) and Phyllis J. Campbell, Chairman, JP Morgan Chase Northwest.

Thank you to our current sponsors! 

Legacy Level $5000  

Terada Family

Budokan Dojo

Community Builder $3000

           Bellevue Children’s Academy



           KING5 TV

           Nintendo of America


           Woodburn Company Co./ Frank & Penny Fukui

Raffle Sponsor:  All Nippon Airways  (RT for two to Tokyo)

Raise the Paddle Sponsor:  Gobo Enterprises

Select Auction Donors:  Alaska Airlines, Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle / Yoichiro Yamada, Alderbrook Resort, Terry’s Kitchen

Volunteer Catering: Hiroshi Egashira