Mukai Farm & Garden has a new series of Mukai Master Class online experiences that encourage us to dig deeper into the food, culture and art of the Japanese and Asian American experience. The classes include showing how to make Japanese and Korean pickles, classic Japanese stitching, flower arranging, sumi-painting and even sake-making. Several authors will also participate in the Master Class Series. Look for Master Class events throughout the coming months.
“We are thrilled that so many experts are willing to share their experience with Mukai Farm & Garden,” said Rita Brogan, Mukai’s Board President. “Artists and experts from Tokyo, London and throughout Washington State are joining with local enthusiasts to create a unique cultural experience.”
On Saturday, November 14, 2:00 p.m. islanders Fred and Takayo Harriman conduct a class on Asa-Zuki, The Basics of Japanese Pickling. This class will demonstrate how to make quick Japanese pickles and is the first of future pickling classes. Class cost is $15.
On November 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Rob Jones, live from London, will conduct a Sashiko Stitching Workshop, and participants will stich a traditional Japanese design onto a tote bag or personal fabric. Class cost is $45 per person, with the option of purchasing a $33 kit of class materials for your project (allow the order 3 weeks for delivery). Attendance is limited for this class, so sign up soon!
More details and registration for these and future classes is at mukaifarmandgarden.org/classes. After registration, participants will be sent an invoice. When the invoice is paid, you will receive a materials list to prepare for the class.
Mukai Farm & Garden is being restored and managed by the Friends of Mukai to celebrate Vashon’s Japanese American and agricultural heritage. Mukai shows how history lives and is relevant to our lives today.