Japantown http://www.kplu.org en In Seattle's International District, celebrating the Higo Variety Store http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-international-district-celebrating-higo-variety-store <p>An old five-and dime store that helped Seattle&#39;s Japanese community rebuild itself after World War II is being celebrated in a new way: in a permanent exhibit by the <a href="http://wingluke.org/home.htm">Wing Luke Museum</a> in a local gift shop/art gallery.</p><p>The exhibit features a variety of old store merchandise from a business that lasted 96 years. There&#39;s also an assortment of personal items from two generations of the Japanese-American Murakami family.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:27:19 +0000 Florangela Davila 5530 at http://www.kplu.org In Seattle's International District, celebrating the Higo Variety Store A snapshot of local history: the Seattle Camera Club http://www.kplu.org/post/snapshot-local-history-seattle-camera-club <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-950608.mp3</p><p>They were a dedicated group of mostly Japanese photographers from the 1920s whose work at the time was known all over the world.</p><p>But until now, there hasn't been much attention here on the Seattle Camera Club and its style of photography that some academics have dismissed.</p><p>A new exhibit opening at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington --&nbsp; <a href="http://www.henryart.org/exhibitions/show/1130">“Shadows of a Fleeting World: Pictorial Photography and the Seattle Camera Club”</a> -- showcases 200 black-and-white and sepia-toned images. Photos of awesome Mount Rainier and delicate ballerinas, such as Anna Pavlova who was visiting from Russia. Sun, 06 Feb 2011 14:55:04 +0000 Florangela Davila 709 at http://www.kplu.org A snapshot of local history: the Seattle Camera Club