Events 2014
Year of the Horse

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Art Box Project San Jose

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

Japantown Mural Project
(find out what it is and the artists involved)
Interview with Tamiko Rast (YouTube)
 

Visiting and need a way to get around?
Try ZIPCAR! Now in San Jose!

Japantown parking lots
ALL available public parking is FREE in Japantown on Sundays and Holidays!
card option available at 6th & Jackson temporary lot)

Parking Meter Rates $1 per hour

Credit Card LogosMerchant servicesMerchant services
 


Japantown Certified Farmers' Market
24th year in 2014


 in the Corporation Yard next to the parking lot
OPEN SUNDAY mornings from 8:30 to noon

We can use volunteers to help with the market!
Send an email to: kathy@japantownsanjose.org
 


 
2014   JBA MONTHLY Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, April 17, 2014 7:15pm JBA office, 565 N. 6th Street  

 2014  The Year of the Horse
 

 


  • Japantown Farmers Market Sundays! 8:30am-Noon year round
    April 13, 2014 - 10am-11:30am VivAsia-a-thon! Come dance at the market!


    'Yatai" food truck every Sunday at the Japantown Farmers Market!

APRIL        

ART OBJECT GALLERY & JAPONICA
Ken Matsumoto (Art Object Gallery) & Paul Sakamoto (Japonica)


  • Sunday April 27, 2014 - Nikkei Matsuri
    9:30am-4pm in Japantown San Jose
    Farmers market open
    Nihonmachi Run (to benefit Yu-Ai Kai)
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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)

NIKKEI MATSURI, Sunday, April 27, 2014 Nikkei Matsuri's 37th Anniversary!
 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   


SAKE SAN JOSE  a Thursday evening May 23,  2013
hosted by and to benefit
Yu-Ai Kai Senior Community Center
This is a great Thursday evening event with 24+ businesses participating!. After you redeem your ticket at Yu-Ai Kai, you are invited to visit the various businesses in a Sake Walk where Yu-Ai Kai volunteers are pouring sake from many sake companies and distributors. Some of these are special sakes that are only available at designated restaurants. It's an orderly, relaxing evening. Come walk, talk, find new places to visit and shop in Japantown

       SUMMER (Natsu)  
 



 OBON
July 12-13, 2014
San Jose Buddhist Church calendar here

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)
TBA

photo courtesy Gerald Sakamoto
 

  Japan-EXPO! 2nd Annual in the USA
San Mateo Event Center
Look for evening events in Japantown SJ!

Aug 22-24, 2014


      FALL  (Aki)

 Aki Matsuri - by Wesley United Methodist Church September 2013
566 N. 5th Street, San Jose, CA 95112 Call (408) 295-0367


Various activities like the fundraisers for the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj)
Winter Boutique,
Yu-Ai Kai Senior Community Center (mochi making at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin Annex building) and maybe more!

WINTER (Fuyu)


February 7, 2015 - Saturday, 2pm - Japantown BeerWalk!-
Various activities like the fundraisers for the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj)
Winter Boutique,
Yu-Ai Kai Senior Community Center (mochi making at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin Annex building) and maybe more!