June 8th, 2023



Mukai Farm & Garden is proud to present our first Studio Ghibli Festival! Over the course of Summer 2023, we will screen four films by acclaimed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki at the historic Vashon Theatre. Get there early to avoid long lines at concessions.

Admission is free with a $5 per person suggested donation at the door.

On Sunday, June 18 from 11 to 2, Vashon Island will host the 3rd annual recognition of Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day. June 19, 1865 is commonly known as the end of slavery in America when the announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaimed freedom for enslaved people in Texas. This announcement came almost a year and a half after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, officially Proclamation 95, on January 1, 1863.

In  commemoration of Juneteenth, the Vashon Juneteenth Committee and Mukai Farm & Garden are organizing an event that will be both educational and in the spirit of a jubilee. Please join us at Mukai Farm & Garden on June 18, 2022 from 11am to 2pm for a family-friendly day of recognition and celebration of the contributions of Black Americans and culture. 

There will be live music performances by Tacoma’s Kim Archer. The event will also feature a presentation of Black History on Vashon Island.

In observance of Juneteenth, Mukai Anime Club will hold a special screening of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Though a Marvel movie, Spider-Verse was heavily influenced by anime, has a predominantly African American cast, and director Peter Ramsey became the first African American to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Mukai Anime Club is a private club free to kids ages 13-18. For more information or to enroll:

Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation at the door. Japanese concessions available! All proceeds go to benefit Mukai Farm & Garden.

Join Mukai Farm & Garden at the Vashon Center for the Arts on June 17, from 10-3, for their annual garden tour. We will be selling the famous Mukai Marshall strawberry starts and other veggies.

Japan Festival returns on Saturday, September 9th! More coming soon!

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