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The Japantown Farmer's Market is held every Sunday, rain or shine, 8:00 am - 12 noon

The Japantown Business Association can be reached at (408) 298-4303.

Maneki Neko means 'Beckoning Cat' and is a lucky charm of Japan.


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San Jose Obon Festival

The weekend of July 14 and 15, Saturday and Sunday

According to the Japanese Buddhist tradition, this early summer festival marks the return of spirits from the grave, as families welcome departed ancestors into their homes for a few days. Despite the holiday's somber associations, the Obon festival is a time for family reunion and celebratory song and dance. Head to one of the three remaining Japantowns in the U.S. to see over 1,200 dancers in colorful, festive garb synchronize in the summer sun. Game booths, food booths and taiko performances top off this rich cultural experience that comes only one a year.

San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin
640 N. 5th Street
San Jose, CA. 95112


FRIDAY - June 1, 2018
San Jose Taiko 45th Anniversary Dinner

SATURDAY - June 9, 2018
Sake Walk

SATURDAY - July 14, 2018
San Jose Obon Festival

WEDNESDAY - October 31, 2018
Halloween in Japantown


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