Artists

LINDA HOSHIDE (KiMonoMono)

Being Japanese American, I create original designs inspired by Japanese aesthetic and my graphic design background. My work is clean and fun, modern and traditional, great for both casual and formal occasions. "Mono" means things in Japanese. I love making mono from my stash of Japanese...

OLYMPIA BONSAI CLUB

The Olympia Bonsai Club is dedicated to sharing our passion for creating and caring for these living pieces of art within the greater South Sound area. Website: olympiabonsai.org...

Urara Nishikawa

My name is Urara Nishikawa, aka " Jo".  My Japanese name Urara means "beautiful."  I love to create beautiful things. ​I am a mother of three living in Bellevue WA.  I am originally from Japan.  I started face painting for my daughter, Aloha, and I just...

Jane Stone

Jane Stone creates stoneware and porcelain inspired by the forms and textures of Japanese traditional pottery.  An art/art history professor at South Puget Sound Community College, she has shared her enthusiasm with hundreds of students from our community....

Tacoma-Olympia Chapter of Ikebana International

The Tacoma-Olympia Chapter of Ikebana International will also taking part in this year's Japanese Art Exhibition. Ikebana International is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging. The organization has chapters all over the world and we are...

Pacific Northwest artist Chiyo Sanada

Pacific Northwest artist Chiyo Sanada, , originally from Hiroshima, Japan, began training in calligraphy at age seven. Chiyo creates her art from her home studio in Olympia WA. Her work is featured in galleries and exhibitions through the Northwest. Chiyo teaches calligraphy, instructs workshops, and...

Senga Artist Sachi Tanimoto

Senga Artist Sachi Tanimoto is an award-winning member of the Japanese Senga Association and is a certified Senga Instructor. SENGA is a highly refined and complex form of the traditional Japanese cut-paper art called kirigami (ki-ri-ga-mi). While kirigami is generally considered to be a traditional...

Yasuko Nakamura

Yasuko's style is inspired by girl’s Manga, Kirie and also through her experience designing stationary for the letterpress process. Mixing manual mediums such as hand drawings and the antique letterpress printing method with digital paintings creates a feel of modern yet classical art. Her passion...

Susan Ishii (Fashion)

Susan’s work showcases Japanese traditional and modern designs through eye-catching textiles from Japan. She incorporates Japanese textiles with simple yet bold fabric, making the clothing accessible to a wide audience. She is constantly designing new accessories and clothing. Inspired by the summer's I spent in Kyoto...

Ellen Miffit (Mixed Media)

Ellen Miffitt brings over forty years of artistic experience in the arts to her personal expression and art instruction. After moving to the Pacific Northwest, she started painting sumi-e in January of 2002 with Fumiko Kimura and registered “Nine Lives Studio” in Oct of 2002....