Mukai Farm & Garden is a cultural gathering place that honors Vashon’s Japanese American agricultural heritage on Vashon.
B.D. Mukai, born in Japan in 1887, came to America when he was 16 years old. After experiencing different jobs in different areas, he moved to Vashon in 1910. He did so well raising Marshall strawberries that by 1921 he was known locally as “The Strawberry King”. B.D.’s wife, Kuni designed the Japanese stroll garden which has been restored recently.
Joy and Heartache exhibit – Vashon’s 125-year Japanese American Legacy, is now available in the Mukai house (the storyboards moved from Vashon Heritage Museum in May).
Also, the Friends of Mukai are collecting cranes for a future Tsuru for Solidarity action and in support of #neveragainisnow. To read more, click here.
All are welcome to stop by to fold some cranes and/or drop off pre-folded ones during the open houses.
Mukai Farm & Garden is located less than a mile west of Vashon’s town center. Come to tour the property, view the revived garden and the other work happening to restore it to its former significance, and to learn about Mukai history and the Vashon’s Japanese Americans’ history.
Open house on Sunday, November 17th, 1-4 pm.