Cherry Blossom Film Festival Logo Cherry Blossom Film Festival - The 3rd annual Cherry Blossom Film Festival showcases nine of Japan’s best films and anime, reflecting the diverse and unique legacy of Japanese Cinema. All films will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles (otherwise noted). Cherry Blossom Film Festival is held on April 13, 14, 20, and 21, 2019 at the NEW PEOPLE Cinema…
Friendship Reception Friendship Reception - Join us for dinner, performances by Japan Groups, and a gathering to welcome our guest participants from Japan! Friday, April 19th Registration at 6:00 p.m. Dinner & Program from 6:30 p.m. Hotel Kabuki, Sakura Room Tickets are $35 at the door (cash & checks accepted) Don’t miss this opportunity to catch all of their performances…
J-Town Culture Bearers - PAST PRESENT FUTURE INFINITYPresented by First Voice & J-town Task Force ** New Location – Suite 520 ** Infinity: Hanabi Masaru Koga & FriendsSat. 13 April 3:30 PM JCCCNC 1840 Sutter St. San Francisco Masaru Koga, lead artist, flutist and saxophonist is originally from Japan. He has been an integral part of San Francisco’s creative…
Koto performers Japanese Music Program – 音楽 - Every year the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival’s Japanese Music Program brings artists and performers from all over Japan. Each year we have some exciting artists and programs from Japan from areas like Okinawa, Osaka, Tokyo, where they perform at our stages like Peace Plaza stage, Webster Street Stage, JCCCNC and the Hotel Kabuki. Koto…
Kanda Myojin Mikoshi Purification Mikoshi Purification Ceremony - The Mikoshi purification ceremony is conducted every year with representatives of the spiritual community of Japantown and also with representatives from Japan. The ceremony represents rites that helps bring peace and harmony to the area of the festival and that of the spirits embodied in the Mikoshi. The ceremony is conducted before noon on the…
Scavenger Hunt - “Discover the treasures of Japantown through the Cherry Blossom experience” The Scavenger Hunt returns to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival for its 3rd year and we are excited to help you discover the treasures of Japantown that make every year’s festival possible. Each mission and activity will challenge you to attend and experience, learn…
Senior Appreciation Brunch - The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival’s Senior Appreciation Brunch started 30 years ago to thank seniors in the local Japanese American community for their volunteer services. Each year, honorees are nominated by senior centers and receive certificates of commendation from elected officials. Following the brunch, they are recognized at the Peace Plaza Stage for their…
Taiko Dojo SF Taiko / Cherry Blossom Taiko Festival - Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 Time: 7:00PM Location: JCCCNC Tickets: $35 for adults and $30 for students and seniors Featuring: Grandmaster Seiichi Tanaka and the San Francisco Taiko Dojo Special Guest: Sacramento Taiko Dan Always regarded as sacred, the taiko drum was first used to bring favor from the Kami, ward away evil spirits, and…