With Eddy Fukano, professional musician, Junko Tanaka & Ryoko Takahashi,
students volunteer to take part in Main Guest Entertainment with Sam's MC.
Sam doing MC and singing a song.
Special 1st birthday party gift soap
Kyotojin Club New Year's Committee celebration
January/February, 2014 Trip to Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Awajishima Island with Joe & Rita Purdy, of Purdy Ranch, Montana visiting Omi Beef Wagyu farm and Awaji Island to visit Takadaya Kahei Museum.
Visit to Yakima Honganji Temple for Annual Fund Raising Sukiyaki Party called "Wapato Sukiyaki"
Seattle Japan Cherry Blossom Festival at Seattle Center
Volunteer for Kyoto Club and Guests food service in the kitchen
Volunteer work for Japan-America Society of Washington State
Washoku Japanese food registered at UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage on Dec. 4th, 2013 Celebration Dinner and lectures. Sam did a key-note lecture on the registration process, why selected, characteristics of Japanese food and food trend etc.
June & July 2014
Mr. Yoshihiro Suzuki of Japanese Association of the Experiment in International Living, Tokyo and Mr. Jason Nusser of Cultural Exchange Greenheart from Chicago visit Seattle - with Elaine Ko of North American Post
Committee for children
helping children to grow
Dinner meeting at McCormick & Schmidt Water front
with Mr. & Mrs. Watanabe, Joan, Sally, Carolyn and Tia
Washoku & Shojin Cuisine Japan Tour Orientation at Nagomi Tea House hosted by Sam Takahashi & JTB Seattle
October 2014 The 55th Convention of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad - Theme Washoku - UNESCO Intangible World
Cultural Heritage with Mr. Masahiro Kurisu of Tankuma Restaurant
1. Orientation of Japan Gourmet Tour September, 2015 at Keiro Home for Nikkei Horizon
2. Orientation of Montana Nikkei History Tour of June 2015 at Keiro Home for Nikkei Horizon
3. Japan America Society Kobe Beef tasting and lecture evening at Foundry, Seattle with more than 100 attendants.
With John Howie, Tatsu Nishino and Shiro Kashiba helping Japanese side of food.
Pike Place Market Kyoto Kaiseki Cuisine special course lunch event by Mr. Hiro Tawara and Mr. Suzuki to celebrate Ohinasama or Girls Festival, Sam doing presentation.
Japanese Cultural Center of Seattle fund raising
event at Seattle University
Visit Amazon Head Office with our nephew
Yoshihiro and his son Hiroaki from Yokohama
Visit to Joe and Rita Purdy Ranch in Montana with Dan and Naomi Watanabe