2019 Tomodachi Gala
Join us for our 16th Anniversary celebration!
Tomodachi means friend in Japanese and the JCCCW looks forward to celebrating its 16th Anniversary with all its friends at its Tomodachi Gala on April 20, 2019.
This year’s fundraising event brings the community together support the Cultural Center and its programs. It also honors the contributions of individuals or groups who have promoted and celebrated Japanese and Japanese American culture and heritage. This year, we will recognize All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Budokan Dojo. Past honorees include the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye, actor George Takei, Nintendo of America, the Boeing Company, Mitsubishi Aircraft Co. , the Tsutakawa and Moriguchi families, Ichiro Fujisaki, Phyllis Campbell, and former Secretary of Transportation, Norman Mineta. (For more information on ANA and Budokan Dojo, visit here).
Enjoy the pre-dinner silent auction, cocktails, dinner, entertainment, a raffle for a flight for two to Japan courtesy of ANA, and more!
Entree choices include: Sesame soy glazed chicken served with short grain white rice and broccolini and carrots (gluten free, dairy free); OR citrus zest baked pacific salmon filet served with short grain white rice and broccolini and carrots (gluten free, dairy free); OR shiitake mushroom risotto with asparagus tips, thyme and pecorino romano (gluten free, contains dairy). All meals come with an organic mixed green salad with pickled beets, candied walnuts, goat cheese, and a choice of white balsamic vinaigrette and honey mustard dressing. Dessert choices include lemon cheesecake with candied ginger crust, fresh berries, and raspberry Sauce (contains gluten and dairy); OR mango coconut panna cotta (Vegan).
Early registration prices are $150 per person with this offer lasting until March 31, or $1500 for an organized table of 10. After March 31, prices go to $175, or $1,750 for a table of 10. The event has valet parking available at a special gala rate $10. Last day to register is April 12.
If you'd like to stay overnight at the hotel, you can book your reservation here.