To all Attendees, Vendors, and Entertainment Groups,

In light of the uncertainty from the impact of COVID-19, Nikkei Matsuri, Inc. has decided to cancel the 43rd Annual San Jose Japantown Nikkei Matsuri Festival scheduled April 26, 2020.

This decision was a difficult one as we have held this annual festival for 42 years in San Jose Japantown prior to this year but the health and safety of our visitors is of the utmost importance to us and our number one priority. 


We sincerely pray for a rapid containment and solution to this pandemic and hope the people who have been affected return to good health and normalcy.  

 

Thank you for all your support.


Sincerely,
Doug Ray
President-elect
Nikkei Matsuri, Inc.

In regards to any payments made to Nikkei Matsuri for this event, a festival chairperson will contact you soon.

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.

  

 

2020 LIST OF EXHIBITORS 

2020 EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

INDOOR EXHIBITORS AREA

 

San Jose Bonsai Club
Miniature trees and plants


Ikebana Ikenobo

Japanese Flower Arrangement

Julie Misui Nakatani


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


Kashu Suiseki Kai – Jesse Collins
Stone viewing

Nikkei Matsuri Historical Display 

George Yamaichi

Japanese Friendship Garden

 June Tanaka

2020 LIST OF FOOD VENDORS

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Imagawayaki

Betsuin Boy Scouts Troop 611

Chicken Salad / Boba Tea

Betsuin Girl Scout Troops 61301

Tempura

SJ Buddhist Church Betsuin

Beef Teriyaki Bowl

San Jose Japantown Lions Club

Ramen / Lemonade

San Jose Buddhist Judo Club

Yakisoba

Wesley United Methodist Church

Shaved Ice

San Jose Betsuin Japanese Language School

Teri Dog / Sumo Dog / Karai (Spicy) Dog

Wesley United Methodist Church--Youth

Spam Musubi

Silicon Valley JACL

Vegetarian Curry / Smoothies

San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Women's Association

Gyoza

San Jose Buddhist Church - Betsuin

Water / Soda / Tea

Nikkei Matsuri 

Portuguese Sausage, Eggs, and Rice

Girl Scouts 61302

 

2020 LIST OF PERFORMANCES

(Last Updated : March 4, 2020)

 

2020 LIST OF PERFORMANCES

(Last Updated : March 4, 2020)

2020 LIST OF PERFORMANCES

2020 EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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

9:30am – 9:40am
Opening Ceremony - Raising of the Koi
Intersection at 5th and Jackson
MC - Mike  Inouye

9:45am – 10:30am
Genki All Stars Dance Team
Noriko Rovner

11:00am – 11:45am
Community Youth Services (CYS) Dance Group

11:45am – 12:00pm
Welcome Messages
Distinguished Guests
2020 Northern California Cherry Blossom Court
MC - Mike Inouye

12:40pm – 1:25pm
San Jose Chidori Band
Michael Yoshihara

1:50pm – 2:35pm
Wesley Jazz Band
Wayne Adachi

3:00pm – 3:45pm
San Jose Taiko
Yurika Chiba
Wesley Outdoor Stage
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11:00am – 11:45am
Wesley Ukulele Band
Tina Urata
12:00pm – 12:45pm
Halau na Wai Ola
Melinda Cheung
1:00pm – 1:45pm
No Kahole Kane
Kala Wong
 
1:00pm – 1:45pm
K T Band
Michael Yoshihara
INDOOR STAGE
2020 EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
10:00am – 10:45am
San Jose Buddhist Church Choir
Michael Yoshihara
11:00am – 11:45am
Shamisen
Kyle Abbott
12:30pm – 1:15pm
NC Naginata Foundation
Yuki Nishimura
1:30pm – 2:15pm
Nishikawa-ryu Classical Japanese Dance
Jackie Chew
2:30pm – 3:15pm
NC Kendou Foundation
Chang Park
 

BECOME A CRAFT VENDOR

2020 EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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VENDORS

3-D Crafts & Shadowbox
Michiko Miyazaki
miyazakimichiko@yahoo.com

Japanese/Hawaiian themed paper craft in shadowbox and knitted items
 

6 Degrees of Hapa
Naomi Takata Shepherd
6degreesofhapa@gmail.com

"Apparel and art illustrated by Naomi featuring ""Hapa"" musubi  maneki-neko  Japanese and Hawaiian themes"
 

ChibiJay Designs
Judy Mui
chibijaydesigns@gmail.com

Handmade Japanese-inspired jewelery  gifts & accessories  and home decor.  All items feature Japanese chiyogrami papers imported directly from Japan
 

Cisco Collection
Shizuko & Toshi Shichishima
shichishima.ceramics@gmail.com

Traditional Japanese ceramics
 

Cynthia Sasaki Designs
Cynthia Sasaki
cynthia@cynthiasasakidesigns.com

Jewelry-sterling silver and gold filled components.  Murano Italian glass  USA glass  raku beads  fresh water pearls & Swarovski pearls  crystals and semi precious gemstone beads
 

Ecosystems of Hawaii
Jeunko Major
jeunko@comcast.net

Handmade self-contained  enclosed ocean ecosystems with corals  faux florals  and shrimp
 

Goo Enterprise
David or Shirley Goo
info@gooenterprise.com

Rice Bag Clothing  Tee Shirts  Tote Bags  Adult & Toddler Bibs  Aprons  and more
 

Harvest Land
Eiko Toyooka
studio@harvestland.net

Hand screen printed t-shirts  bags  sweatshirts
 

Holiday Pop
Dong Zhao
holidaypopcards@gmail.com

Three dimensional pop up greeting card
 

J & S
Jimmy Yang
Jimmy.Yang@att.net

Pin wheel  air balloon spinner  wooden toys


Joy Imai Studio Pottery
Joy Imai
joyimai@aol.com

Handmade pottery for kitchen  garden and gifts


Morita Arts
Barbara Morita
Moritaiko1@gmail.com

Prints & cards of my watercolors.  Fused glass  Japanese American crafts: ribbon fish  washi paper  origami


Mud and Rocks Pottery
Ken Takara
Ken@MudAndRocksPottery.com

Stoneware pottery including tableware  drinkware  servingware  planters  jars  tea sets  trays  ceramic baskets  others


Nami Creations
Leila Kiba
lielakiba@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 Pottery
Pam Murakami
pmurakami9@gmail.com

Handcrafted stoneware pottery


Pomegranate Designs
Michele Yamaguma
micheleyamaguma@gmail.com

Japanese theme mixed media collage


Salon de Lallie
Narumi Ozaki
lallie.naru@gmail.com

Handcraft jewelry (glue deco accessories  resin accessories  hair accessories for kids  animal theme accessories)


Seto Arts
Julia Seto
setoarts@yahoo.com

Handmade ceramics goods - Asian inspired houseware  figurines  and decorative products


Trimitive
Tri Tran
trimitive@gmail.com

Japanese backpacks and messenger purses

More vendors to come......

 

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