Join us for the

43rd Annual Nikkei Matsuri Festival

Sunday, April 26, 2020 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | San Jose Japantown

About The Festival

 

Join us for the 43rd Annual Nikkei Matsuri (Japanese American Festival) in one of the nation’s last remaining Japantowns here in San Jose.  Embrace the local community’s love and appreciation for Japanese-American food, art & culture.

 

Live entertainment on two stages will be featured throughout the day as well as cultural displays showcasing the traditional arts from Japan. There is something for the entire family at this years Nikkei Matsuri!

History of Nikkei Matsuri in San Jose

In 1976, as part of America's Bicentennial celebration, the City of San Jose encouraged local ethnic communities to sponsor festivals to share their culture.  The Japanese-American community responded with a successful festival which is now, the Nikkei Matsuri inSan Jose Japantown.

  

 

2019 LIST OF EXHIBITORS 

(2020 UPDATE COMING SOON)

 

 

San Jose Bonsai Club
Miniature trees and plants


San Francisco Nipponto Society – Harunaka Hoshino
Sword Exhibit


Mataro Miyabi Kai Northern California Shibu – Masanori (Isako) Wasano
Kimekomi Dolls


Kashu Suiseki Kai – Jesse Collins
Stone viewing

 

2019 LIST OF FOOD VENDORS

(2020 UPDATE COMING SOON)

Imagawayaki (NEW food item)

Betsuin Boy Scouts Troop 611

Chicken Salad

Betsuin Girl Scout Troops (NEW Group)

Tempura

SJ Buddhist Church Betsuin Generations II (NEW Group)

Beef Bowl

San Jose Japantown Lions Club

Ramen and Lemonade

San Jose Buddhist Judo Club

Yakisoba Noodles

Wesley United Methodist Church

Shaved Ice

San Jose Betsuin Japanese Language School

Nikkei Dogs and Karai Dog

Wesley United Methodis Church--Youth

Spam Musubi

JACL Silicon Valley

Vegetarian Curry and Smoothies

San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Womens Association

Gyoza

San Jose Buddhist Betsuin Church

Drinks

Nikkei Matsuri 

2019 LIST OF PERFORMANCES

(2020 UPDATE COMING SOON)

Don't miss any of this years great performances! Across our indoor and outdoor stages!
OUTDOOR STAGE
9:15am – 9:30am
Pre - Opening with San Jose Taiko

9:30am – 9:50am
Opening Ceremony

10:00am – 10:45am
Genki All Stars Dance Team – Noriko Rovner

11:15am – 12:00pm
Community Youth Services (CYS) Dance Group

12:00pm – 12:10pm
Welcome Messages

12:40pm – 1:20pm
San Jose Chidori Band

1:50pm – 2:35pm
Wesley Jazz Band

3:00pm – 3:45pm
San Jose Taiko
 
 
INDOOR STAGE
11:00am – 11:45am
Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto Koto Studio
Japanese Instrumental 
12:00am – 12:45pm
Nakamura Gankyo Studio (Bando Hirohichiro)
Japanese Classical Dance.
1:30pm – 2:15pm
San Jose Buddhist Church Judo
Martial Arts Demonstartions
 
 

2019 LIST OF CRAFT VENDORS

(2020 UPDATE COMING SOON)

VENDORS

A Miyako M Illustrations

Addi McClure

amiyakom@gmail.com

Watercolors, prints, postcards, enamel pins, hand-printed uchiwas, tarot decks, Japanese themed ornaments

 

Hoshida Kimono

Julie Hoshida Joyce

LotusB4@gmail.com

Kimonos, haoris, obis, bags, and accessories

 

JDJ General Mechandise

Asuncion Mingming

jdjgm815@hotmail.com

Custom made Hawaiian ribbon leis, variety of Angel pin jewelry, crochet towels

 

Kota Kreations

Ko Ota

hello@kotaskreations.com

Handmade childrens clothing and accessories

 

Nishimura Designs

Cindy Nishimura

cnishimura5@gmail.com

Sterling silver necklaces and earrings

 

Pigs Fly

Linjong Lee

chawpraya@yahoo.com

Hand carved animal mobiles with spinning tails

Hand crochet amigurumi dolls

 

Shibui Wood and Designs

Darryl Tom

shibuistyle@gmail.com

Wood furniture, home use items

 

Tai Loy Hong

Shui Ming Chan

us1815@yahoo.com.hk

Pearl embroided purses, Natural stone gift jewerly

 

The Real Insect Company

Tony Lee

usna777@earthlink.net

Handmade jewelry and paperweights using real insect, flower, and sealife specimens embedded in acrylic resin

 

Torasan Films

Burt Takeuchi

Torasanfilms@gmail.com

Tee shirts, DVDs

Yu-Ai-Kai

Julie Hubbard/ Pat Nakashima

jhubbard@yuaikai.org

Homemade handicraft items made by the senior Yu-Ai-Kai Handicraft class

3-D Crafts & Shadowbox

Michiko Miyazaki

miyazakimichiko@yahoo.com

3-D Shadowbox layered silicone art and reversible hand knit blankets

 

6 Degrees of Hapa

Naomi Takata Shepherd

6degreesof hapa@gmail.com

Apparel for baby to adult celebrating mixed Asian and Hawaiian cultures

 

Accessories by Okada

Sarah Okada

accessoriesbyokada@gmail.com

Artificial succulents, crochet scarves and hats, upcycled teacup pin cushions, necklaces, bracelets

 

BeDezine

Belinda Li

bebe94118@yahoo.com

Lady's capes and phonechoes and tie dye cloth

 

BP Enterprises Co.

Perry Zheng

Perry2154@gmail.com

Handmade leather key chain, bracelets, coin/change purse, backpack bags

 

Cisco Collection

Shizuko & Toshi Shichishima

shichishima.ceramics@gmail.com

Traditional Japanese ceramics

 

Cynthia Sasaki Designs

Cynthia Sasaki

cynthia@cynthiasasakidesigns.com

Jewelry-Sterling silver & gold filled components, Murano glass, raku beads, freshwater & man-made pearls, lampwork glass heads, crystals, & semi precious gemstone beads

 

Goo Enterprise

David Goo

info@gooenterprise.com

Rice bag shats & scrubs, tote bags, adult bibs, toddler bibs, aprons

 

Harvest Land

Eiko Toyooka

studio@harvestland.net

Hand screen printed t-shirts, bags, sweatshirts

Yume Glass Art

Yoshiko Suzuki

Yoshioko.suzuki@att.net

Handmade fused glass jewerly, hand crafted kimono remake clothing and accessories

Alvin Ong

Furry Feline Creative, LLC

alvin@furry-feline.com

T-shirts, tote bags, dressed plush toys of original art and character

 

Hug A Sumo

Shirley Inokuchi

kuch@razzolink.com

Onesies, travel pillows, dish towels, boxers, aprons, shirts, hoodies, frames, pillow cases, adult bibs

 

Joy Imai Studio Pottery

Joy H. Imai

joyimai@aol.com

High fired pottery of kitchen and garden and home pottery

 

Miyoko Graphix

Miyoko Tsubamoto

miyokographix@gmail.com

Original art design that is inspired by Japanese/Asian/ American history and culture.  Framed and unframed prints, greeting cards, and jewelry

 

Modern M

Marci Ando

maando@yahoo.com

Greeting cards (Asian and Hawaiian influence), eco bags/ towels, note pads, jar bags

 

Nami Creations

Leila Kiba

nami.of.santacruz@gmail.com

Kanzashi

 

Neko-Oi

Eugenie Ooi

contactnekooi@gmail.com

Shirts, sweaters, buttons, stickers, enamel pins

Products feature my original art with asian themes, cats, and food

 

Pam Murakami, Studio Poter

Pam Murakami

firecloudz@aol.com

Handcrafted stoneware studio pottery

 

Pomegranate Designs

Michele Yamaguma

micheleyamaguma@gmail.com

Japanese theme mixed media collage

 

Seto Arts

Julia Seto

setoarts@yahoo.com

Handmade ceramics goods - planters, small dish, pin cushions, bud vases, jars, & figurines.  (Designed along w/Asian theme:  sushi, kokeshi dolls, cats, turtles, taiko drums, year of the pig, rice cooker, koi fish, spam, bird, etc.)

 

Trimitive

Tri Tran

trimitive@gmail.com

Japanese prints, backpacks, compact messenger purses, and XL totebags

BECOME A CRAFT VENDOR

2020 Application Available Now

Please download the vendor application.
 
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