Tuesday 1st May 2018
5:30 – 8pm
Meet at the corner of Bitter and Sweet for a journey through time. Jan Johnson, rescuer and owner of the National Landmarked and treasured Panama Hotel, will guide attendees through layers of the hotel's history, stories and spaces including the hidden bathhouse. The adventure continues with nibbles and drinks at Bill Gaylord's BONFIRE Gallery and a private viewing of Dave Calver's illustrations from the highly acclaimed graphic novel, Limbo Lounge.
The Historic Panama Hotel built in 1910 by Sabro Ozasa, a Japanese architect and graduate of the University of Washington. Through the years it has served as a home for generations of Japanese immigrants, Alaskan fisherman and international travelers. The building houses the only remaining Japanese bathhouse (Sento) left intact in the United States.