Year of the Sheep
List of Businesses,
Buy Tickets for the 125th Anniversary Concerts!
Honoring John Heinlen (Chinatown benefactor)
Honoring J.B. Peckham (Japantown benefactor)
August 15th, was fun! - 7pm at San Jose Buddhist Church Annex Building
J-Town TV first video
of Aug 15th concert!
Thank yous go to:
Michael Yoshihara, Reiko Iwanaga and Obon assistant dancers
San Jose Taiko, Chidori Band
City of San Jose District 3 Raul Peralez & Staff, District 2 Ash Kalra &
The Mayor of San Jose, Sam Liccardo & Jessica Liccardo
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren & Staff, Congresswoman Anna Eschoo, Congressman
The Kogura Company Family, Dennis Akizuki, Jordan Trigg & Jack's Bar
San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin
Still to Come! Buy
tickets online for the September 12th Concert!
an entirely different program
EVENTBRITE: 125th Anniversary Concerts
September 12th, 7pm at Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Featuring: Wesley Jazz Band, Wesley Ukulele Band and Halau
Na Wai Ola
$15 Individual ticket, $20 at the door if available
$25 Individual both concerts if tickets are purchased at the same time
$10 for individuals 65 years of age +
Children 12 and under free
Look for 125th Anniversary posters around
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)
Certified Farmers' Market
the Corporation Yard next to the parking lot
SUNDAY mornings from
8:30 to noon
Want to volunteer? We need help with the market!
Send an email to:
Instagram - japantownsj
Japantown Business Association
2015 JBA MONTHLY
Board of Directors Meetings 3rd Thursday of the month,- NEXT - September
2015, 7:15pm JBA
office, 565 N. 6th Street Suite G
2014 The Year of the Horse
Arts & Annual Festivals
San Jose Taiko was born in Japantown
Visit their website
Or call San Jose Taiko at 408.293.9344
NIKKEI MATSURI, Sunday, April 26, 2015 Nikkei Matsuri's 38th 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!
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
JTOWN SUMMER WINE WALK!
SUMMER WINE WALK - June 10, 2105
Buy your tickets online now!
July 11-12, 2015
San Jose Buddhist Church calendar
640 N. 5th Street, SJ, 95112
(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
Obon Odori practice (dancing practice)
(cultural note* - in
Japan, many people know the dances from growing up with them.
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! )
photo courtesy Gerald Sakamoto
SEPTEMBER 13, 2015
Jtown Shukai (Car Meet-up)
Cars, motorcycles, booths on Jackson Street! - more info to come!
Matsuri - by Wesley United Methodist Church
October 3, 2015
566 N. 5th Street, San Jose, CA 95112 Please Call (408) 295-0367
for updated information!
October 31st, 2015 Saturday 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!
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