Events 2017
Year of the Rooster
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Art Box Project San Jose

Artists: (l-r) Orly Locquiao, Taki Kitamura, Sam Rodriguez, Yurika Chiba

More art...
Murals

("Kitsune" at Jack's Bar on Taylor Street by State of Grace Tattoo- Horitomo)

Japantown Murals by various artists
Live murals and NB Store coordinated by Empire 7 Studios
See Japantown Business Association Facebook for more information or email: sanjosejtown@sbcglobal.net

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Halloween in Japantown 2017
October 31st, Tuesday

4th -6th on Jackson St closed for fun festivities!

5pm - 6pm activities by SJ JACL at the Iseei Memorial Building for little ones
5pm - start at Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall for taiko performance and safety skit
Trunk n' Treat in Wesley Parking Lot
NEW! - 7:30pm - movie projection at 6th & Jackson with SJ Taiko playing 'sound'
NEW! Haunted House at Northside Community Center at 6th & Empire
NEW! 8pm at 5th & Jackson - The Get Down Dance Party!
Activities end at 9pm

MwaaHaHaaaa

Japantown Mural Project (Fence project-no longer up)
(find out what it was and the artists involved)
Interview with Tamiko Rast (YouTube)
 


Japantown Certified Farmers' Market
 in the Corporation Yard next to the parking lot
SUNDAY mornings from 8:30 to noon
RAIN or SHINE
Want to volunteer? We need help with the market!
Send an email to: kathy@japantownsanjose.org


Instagram - japantownsj
 
Japantown Business Association
2016  JBA MONTHLY Board of Directors Meetings usually - 3rd Thursday of the month,-
NEXT MTG- Contact: kathy@japantownsanjose.org
408-298-4303


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Tell what's making you happy about Jtown!

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 2014  The Year of the Horse

JTOWN Community meetings ON J-TOWN COMMUNITY TV-ON YOU TUBE
Jtown-Community TV
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIZKljxgUOAwSy1xn11lfvA


Sister Cities International Pacific Rim/Asia Connections~ Summer 2014

 

Japantown at work:

  

 

 


 
 
 

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San Jose Taiko was born in Japantown San Jose
Visit their website www.taiko.org
Or call San Jose Taiko at 408.293.9344 
 


SPRING (Haru)

SHAMICAMP
If you missed their workshops and concerts - their next ShamiCamp is in Berlin!
BACHIDO.com


 

NIKKEI MATSURI, Sunday, April 23, 2017 -Nikkei Matsuri's 40th Anniversary!
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 Look for special events this year! Japantown's annual arts and crafts festival features over 40 artists with clothing, jewelry, pottery, toys and dolls. Taste ethnic foods, read stories, participate in demonstrations, listen to music, watch and jive with dancing and San Jose Taiko Drummers. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, centered on Jackson Street at Fifth in the heart of Japantown.
Contact: Warren Hayashi 241-0900. Go to the website for vendor information, visitor info!
www.nikkeimatsuri.org
Health Fair:  to benefit the Yu-Ai Kai Community Center  programs and services. It is held on the same day as the Nikkei Matsuri Festival. Contact: Yu-Ai-Kai (408) 294-2505   

 



 OBON FESTIVAL

2nd weekend in July
San Jose Buddhist Church calendar
here
640 N. 5th Street, SJ, 95112
July 8th & 9th, 2017

Obon/Bazaar: (every year in mid July) Japantown's largest festival with two days of game booths, food booths, cultural exhibits and demonstrations, the Chidori Band, San Jose Taiko and over 1,200 dancers in full costume each evening. A San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin event. Contact (408) 293-9292 or visit the website at www.sjbetsuin.com

Obon Odori practice (dancing practice)
(cultural note* - in Japan, many people know the dances from growing up with them. Obon season (summer) is when people go home to visit relatives and pay respects to their ancestors.
Here, we have obon dance practices because many people are shy and don't want to make mistakes. However, the real spirit of Obon dance is to just JOIN IN! )

temple photo courtesy Gerald Sakamoto


 FALL  (Aki)

Sept 17th, Sunday 10am-3pm is Viva Calle SJ
Japantown is a hub again this year!
Walk or ride your bicycle and expect lots of cool things going on! Performances, food, tabling, Farmers Market - more!


 Aki Matsuri - by Wesley United Methodist Church
566 N. 5th Street, San Jose, CA 95112 Please Call (408) 295-0367 for updated information!

Jtown Shukai (Car Meet-up)-October 2017
Cars, motorcycles, booths on Jackson Street! - more info to come!

Japantown Halloween!
October 31st, 2017  from 5pm!
San Jose Taiko and Japantown Business Association
UNICEF TRick or TReat  \(^^)/ donations (bring your loose change!) accepted at SJ Taiko performance site @ 5pm @ Wesley (United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall 566 N. 5th Street) &
maybe more to come!

 

WINTER (Fuyu)

SANTA THEMED BEERWALK Dec 2nd, 2017!

fundraisersfor the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj)
Winter Boutique November

Yu-Ai Kai Senior Community Center (mochi making at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin Annex building) November/December
More TBA