Cherry Blossom Film Festival Logo Cherry Blossom Film Festival - The 2nd 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 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2018 at the NEW PEOPLE Cinema…
Friendship Reception Friendship Reception - Join us for a dinner and gathering to welcome our guest participants from Japan and Hawaii! Friday, April 20th Registration at 6:00 p.m. Dinner & Program from 6:30 p.m. Hotel Kabuki, Sakura Room Tickets are $35 at the door Best opportunity to catch their performances in one evening!
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…
Sounds Of Japan promo photo Kabuki Hayashi: Sound of Japan - Date — April 15th, 2018 (Sunday) Time — Doors will open at 12:30 pm / Performance will start at 1:30 pm Location — AMC Kabuki 8 Tickets are $15 at the door Supported by Soke Nishikawa Kai CA and Toyokuni Sumie Doodle fromTokyo
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 includes both the Taru Mikoshi and…
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 2nd 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 21, 2018 Time: 7:00PM Location: JCCCNC Tickets: $30 for adults and $25 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…