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Friends of Mukai Celebrate Poetry Month


Friends of Mukai will present an evening of verse to celebrate Poetry Month at the Vashon Maury Island Land Trust on Wednesday, April 15th, featuring Lawrence Matsuda and Lonney Kaneko. Joseph Okimoto will host the program and introduce the poets at the free 7 p.m. event.

For more information please click here

 

Report from the Court Hearing:

On Friday March 13th, 2015 supporters of our effort to gain control of the Mukai house and garden filled Judge Monica Benton's court room in the King County court house.  Our attorney, David Brenner with the Seattle law firm of Riddell Williams, did an excellent job of outlining all the arguments  why we should be given governance over Island Landmarks and the Mukai property- all in support of our "motion for summary judgment."  

Judge Monica Benton did not issue a ruling on Friday; we expect to receive her decision sometime in the next few weeks. While we wait for the ruling, we will continue to prepare for trial which is scheduled for May 18th. 
We will post the decision from the Court as soon as we receive it. 

Thanks to all who attended the hearing, including our many members, friends, and stakeholder partners.  This show of support was powerful.

Click on our Motion for Summary Judgment.  Many additional documents were filed as well.  If you want to review these, let us know.

 

Tracing the Japanese Presence on Vashon

Tracing the Japanese Presence on Vashon a presentation by Alice Larson and Bruce Haulman This presentation provides an overview of work being done by The Friends of Mukai to recognize and honor the Japanese  Residents of Vashon Island

Japanese Presence

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The Friends of Mukai is an organization that seeks to restore the Mukai House and Garden, to reunite it with the Mukai Cold Process Fruit Barreling Plant, and to turn them into a place that celebrates their important role in the immigration and agricultural history of Vashon-Maury Island and the Pacific Northwest.

We want you to join us to make this happen, because This Place Matters!


This Place Matters

Over 250 members of the Friends of Mukai agree that  This Place Matters.

Please join us.

 

 

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