Current Cultural Events

Local and regional events with Japanese cultural connections

Take advantage of the rich diversity of Northern California and these culturally enriching opportunities.  This page will be updated as we learn of a relevant activity. Periodically check here for the latest listings.

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12th Annual Sacramento Japanese Film Festival

July 15 – 17 Sacramento Japanese Film Festival, Sacramento, Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street, Friday July 15 – Sunday July 17, Schedule, $

 Sacramento Japanese Film Festival

Classic and modern cinema from Japan for the whole weekend. Film and Q&A session with film makers. This year’s line up includes director Daihachi Yoshida’s Pale Moon (2014) love story, Stray Dog (1949) the Akira Kurosawa classic, When Marnie Was There (2014) by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yasuo Furuhata’s moving A Boy Called H (2013), the samurai action of Snow on the Blades (2014) Setsuro Wakamatsu, Naomi Kawase’s award winning Sweet Bean (2015) and more. See the festival schedule for details. For more information about tickets tickets and parking

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22nd Annual Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational

May 28 – 29, 22nd Annual Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational, Davis, TBD UC Davis, May 28 – 29, Saturday & Sunday, schedule pending

 Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan

This year the collegiate invitational taiko event will be hosted by Bakuhatsu, the student run group at UC Davis dedicated to the art of taiko. Their name, Bakuhatsu, means “explosion,” and symbolizes their enthusiastic playing style. For more information follow the group on Facebook or on the event email taikoinvitational2016@gmail.com. See a video from the 2015 event at UC Irvine.

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23rd Pacific Rim Street Festival

May 14 Pacific Rim Street Fest, Sacramento, Southside Park, between 6th & 8th, and “T” & “W” Streets, Sunday, May 14, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., FREE

Sacramento's Pacific Rim Street Fest

After a one year hiatus, the twenty-third annual Pacific Rim Street Fest is scheduled to return on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Enjoy music, crafts, art and food reflecting the broad spectrum of Asian Pacific heritage as local Asian Pacific community groups show case the many positive contributions to the community at large. Try new foods and listen to new music –take this opportunity to share and broaden our awareness and understanding of the diversity of the Sacramento region. This year we are at a new location: we will be moving the event to Southside Park, a venue that offers ample room, much-appreciated shade, and convenient parking.

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Archived Events