Japantown Business Association
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Japantown Business Association (JBA)

Celebrating 125 years of Japantown

 

The Japantown Business Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Japantown as a unique ethnic neighborhood offering a rare blend of business, cultural, and historical resources. 

With over 150 members comprised of local businesses, associations, and community organizations, JBA has played an important role in Japantown's continuing vitality.


The Japantown Certified Farmer’s Market is back!

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We are very happy to announce the return of the Japantown Farmer’s Market. Our new location is behind Gordon Biersch at 357 E. Taylor Street (N. 8th Street and Taylor). It will be held in the same space as the Taylor Street Night Market, only three blocks from the old Farmer’s Market location.

Please note: there is no on-site parking available (street parking only), and the market will be down a long driveway, so visitors will need to plan accordingly. While we know this may be difficult for some, we are deeply grateful to our vendors for returning and to Gordon Biersch for providing a home for us.

We are open from 8am to 12 Noon, every Sunday year-round except the last two weeks of the year. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Visit our sister site for more information about events in Japantown.


The Sushi Shark was made by Doug Wright as part of the Shark Byte Project in 2001 and was donated to Japantown by Don Gagliardi. It was restored in 2017 by Carole Rast. It can be seen in the window of Kogura Company.

The Sushi Shark was made by Doug Wright as part of the Shark Byte Project in 2001 and was donated to Japantown by Don Gagliardi. It was restored in 2017 by Carole Rast. It can be seen in the window of Kogura Company.

 

What makes our neighborhood special...

Our Businesses

Featuring businesses that provide specialty goods, markets, and services for your home and business, Japantown has it all.

Our Organizations

We have arts organizations, civil liberties organizations, and community support for senior citizens. 

Our Landmarks

Take a walk around Japantown and review the landmarks that represent our history and culture.

 

Check us out on Instagram

 
 

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We represent one of the last three remaining Japantowns in the United States.