Densho Dinner

Join us for our first annual Densho Dinner: “Now more than ever.”

We are pleased to announce the first annual Densho Dinner! We’re taking the best of our beloved Sushi & Sake gatherings, and making an even bigger, better event. Come early for a sushi & sake reception, then stay for an elegant catered dinner. Our featured speakers will stoke conversation and, we hope, inspire action. A live auction featuring premium items will help you get an early start on your holiday shopping. All proceeds will support Densho’s work to document the Japanese American past, while also exploring new ways to keep the story alive today and in the future.

Event Details

On Saturday, November 18, join the Densho community at the Seattle Design Center for an evening of entertainment, conversation, and excellent food and drink.

The event will feature a celebration of community as well as conversations about why our stories are needed now more than ever. 

5:00-8:30 p.m.
Seattle Design Center
Ticket price: $125
(The fair market value of each ticket is $75)

Purchase tickets through Brown Paper Tickets or call 206-320-0095. 

Auction Items

The Densho Dinner will include a live auctions featuring premium and exclusive items.

If you wish to donate an item, please consult the Auction Procrurement form.

Wine Grab and Dessert Dash

We are excited to introduce two new Densho Dinner activities that will take the place of our silent auctions of years past: A Dessert Dash will allow guests to pool their resources and compete for a selection of fine cakes and confections. A Wine Grab will let you put your divination skills to the test as you select from a lineup of cloaked wine bottles, valued between $30 and $100. Wine and cake for a good cause? Everyone’s a winner!

Want to donate items to the Dessert Dash or Wine Grab? Here’s how.

Keynote Speaker

We are assembling a lineup of speakers that will connect Japanese American history to some of the most pertinent social justice issues of today. Stay tuned for more information.

Food & Beverage

Sushi appetizers provided by:

Hiroshi’s Catering, Take-out & Deli

Ten Sushi

Sake provided by:

Details forthcoming.

Seated dinner will be catered by Herban Feast. Details to come. 

Table Captains

Table Captains play a vital role in supporting the Densho Dinner by extending your invitation to friends and family and filling a table of 10. You can purchase 10 tickets yourself or ask your guests to go to the Brown Paper Tickets page to purchase tickets online. Please email our Special Events Manager at if you are interested in being a Table Captain.

Densho Dinner Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

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Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

Paracom, Inc. 

Other Supporting Sponsors

Davis, Wright, & Tremaine LLP
Frank and June Sato
MJ Takisaki, Inc.
Nintendo of America, Inc.

Please contact Densho’s Special Event Manager Naoko Magasis for more information about Densho Dinner sponsorship opportunities: or 206-320-0095

There are several other ways to support Densho: volunteer at the dinner; donate an auction item; or donate to Densho.

Venue, Directions, and Parking Information

The Densho Dinner will take place at the Seattle Design Center (5701 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108).

Parking and street parking will be available.


Contact us or 206-320-0095.

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