SC Field Trip to Wing Luke Museum

The Friday Field Trip class went to the Wing Luke Museum in the Seattle’s Chinatown-International District today.  On our visit we had a chance to travel back in time to the year 1910.  We learned about what is it must have felt like for all the Asian Pacific immigrants who settled here so many years ago.  We then toured the Yick Fung Company Mercantile and the historic Chinatown hotel. While inside the Mercantile, we were transported back in time, as the store was preserved to it’s authentic state.  As we toured the 100 year hotel, we learned that the 103 room hotel would house up to 20,000 guests a night.  Talk about tight quarters.  It was amazing to see where so people from Japan, China, and the Philippines first lived when they immigrated to the United States.  After the conclusion of our tour, we walked to Uwajimaya Asian Grocery store and ate lunch in their food court.  Students tried various Asian cuisine, including udon noodles, tempura, yakisoba and sushi.  This was a highly enjoyable field trip for us all.