Festival

Celebrating
Nikkei Matsuri

Welcome, one and all! The Nikkei Matsuri Planning Committee is excited to present Celebrating Nikkei Matsuri—a virtual festival showcasing our Japanese American culture and its contributions to the cultural fabric of Silicon Valley.

This year, given ongoing concerns about Covid-19, Celebrating Nikkei Matsuri will be hosted virtually on our website instead of taking place in the heart of historic San Jose Japantown. We hope that by going virtual, you will be able to celebrate with us safely from your own home!

Explore the exhibits of our cultural contributors, view performances, shop with our artisans, and learn about our community nonprofit organizations through our virtual festival. You can also find out about the many community organizations and activities throughout the Bay Area’s Japanese American community.

We are looking forward to when we can all safely return to celebrating our Nikkei Matsuri Festival in person on Jackson and Fifth Street. Until then be safe, stay healthy, and relax and enjoy—this year’s Celebrating Nikkei Matsuri is just a click away!


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2021 San Jose Nikkei Matsuri Opening Ceremony With Mike Inouye

April 24th Weekend Lineup


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How to Navigate
Our Festival Website

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San JoseTaiko
2015 Opening

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History
of
Nikkei Matsuri
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Meet
Our Artisans!

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Meet Nikkei Matsuri’s
Featured Artist:
Naomi Takata Shepherd
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Lotus
Preschool

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San Jose Buddhist
Judo Club

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Kyo no Kai
Sakura

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Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto
Koto Studio

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Wesley Jazz Ensemble:
My J Town

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San Jose
Chidori Band
Tanko Bushi
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San Jose
Chidori Band
Chidori Band Ondo
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Yu-Ai Kai
Layered Rice Recipe

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Yu-Ai Kai
Shira-ae Recipe

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Yu-Ai Kai
Sweet Sour Chicken
Recipe
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Yu-Ai Kai
Chinese Chicken Salad
Recipe
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Ikenobo
Ikebana

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Community Youth Services
(CYS) Dance

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Japantown Community Congress
of San Jose

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Northern California
Naginata Federation

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A Miyako M Illustrations
Denim Jacket

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A Miyako M Illustrations
Ramen Frenchie

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A Miyako M Illustrations
Little Whale Song

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Modern
Shibori

May 1st Weekend Lineup


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How to Navigate
Our Festival Website

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Jimi Yamaichi
Interview

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SJ Chidori Band
San Jose Taiko
Imperial Request 2017
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SJ Chidori Band
San Jose Taiko
Story of Imperial Request
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San Jose Taiko
Wesley Jazz Ensemble:
Swingposium
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San Jose Buddhist
Judo Club
Finding Roxy
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San Jose Buddhist
Judo Club
Game of Throws
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Sogetsu Ikebana SJ
South Bay Branch

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Nishikawa Ryu
CA

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San Jose
Buddhist Church Betsuin
Choir
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Girl Scout
Troop 61302
Cherry Blossom Tree Craft
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Wesley
Ukulele Band

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Sakura Ren
Awa Odori

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Sakura Ren
Tutorial

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Ikenobo
Ikebana

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Genki Crew
Dance School

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KT Band


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Yu-Ai Kai
"Sharing Family Recipes"
Webinar
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Defer for
CRFT by Maki

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Kayoko Designs:
Original Handcrafted Jewelry

May 8th Weekend Lineup


Thank you for purchasing our Celebrating Nikkei Matsuri Merchandise!

Design by our 2021 guest artist Naomi Takata Shepherd

Look for next year's featured artist in 2022!

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