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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Design by our 2021 guest artist Naomi Takata Shepherd