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May 2019

Day of Exile: Commemoration & Art Installation

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mukai Farm & Garden, 18017 107th Avenue SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Nisei Trilogy, a joint project by Lawrence Matsuda and Roger Shimomura Mukai Farm & Garden is hosting a special open house to honor the Day of Exile to commemorate the day all the Japanese Americans on Vashon were forced under armed escort to leave the island on May 16, 1942. The community is invited to attend the installation of the commemorative art "Nisei Trilogy" by award winning artists, Lawrence Matsuda and Roger Shimomura, both of whom were imprisoned at Minidoka,…

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June 2019

Open House

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mukai Farm & Garden, 18017 107th Avenue SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Mukai Farm & Garden is a cultural gathering place that honors Vashon’s Japanese American agricultural heritage. As of May 2019, the landscaping work is underway. Come tour the property and view the on-going restoration work, and learn about the history.

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Japanese Art & Craft Day Camp

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mukai Farm & Garden, 18017 107th Avenue SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Do you have/know a 6-10 years old that loves art and craft? The popular kids summer camp by Yuka & Gerie returns as a day camp in June! Enjoy a fun filled day at the historic Mukai Farm & Garden. Wear a kimono, play Hanetsuki game with a paddle and a shuttlecock made by you, learn traditional Japanese arts and crafts including sushi making, sumi-ink painting, Japanese calligraphy, zen garden making and more.   Cost: $50 + $10 for the…

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VCA Garden Tour & Garden Party 2019

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - June 23 @ 6:30 pm
Mukai Farm & Garden, 18017 107th Avenue SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
Peonies blooming in the North Garden

Mukai Farm & Garden is excited to be a part of the Anual VCA Garden Tour and the Garden Party will be held at Mukai this year! Annual VCA Garden Tour - June 22 & 23: This year’s tour will feature four stunning properties and the historic Mukai Farm & Garden that truly capture the beauty of Vashon. In addition, there will be a wonderful garden-inspired visual arts exhibition at Vashon Center for the Arts. Garden Party - June 21:…

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July 2019

Tanabata Open House

July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mukai Farm & Garden, 18017 107th Avenue SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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On July 7th every year, people celebrate Tanabata (Star Festival) in Japan. Legend tells you that one day a weaving princess fell in love with a young cattleman. Enraged, the gods forbade the princess and the cattleman to meet again. The pain the two endured was so great that the gods look pity on them. Once a year, during Tanabata, the cattleman and the princess are allowed to cross the Milky Way to meet each other. On July 7th, people…

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Strawberry Festival Open House

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mukai Farm & Garden, 18017 107th Avenue SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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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". To learn more about the history, come to the open house and/or click here. The…

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September 2019

2nd Annual Vashon Japan Festival

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mukai Farm & Garden, 18017 107th Avenue SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Save the date for the 2nd Annual Vashon Japan Festival happening at Mukai Farm & Garden. Visuals coming soon! Stay tuned!   (Photo: 2018 Japan Festival, by Wade Yip)

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