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Sat, Jun 08


Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Japanese Cultural Fair, 8th June 2024

Bonsai, aikido, taiko, koi & much more in this family event in Santa Cruz Mission Plaza.

Santa Cruz Japanese Cultural Fair, 8th June 2024
Santa Cruz Japanese Cultural Fair, 8th June 2024

Time & Location

Jun 08, 2024, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM PDT

Santa Cruz, 103 Emmett St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

About the event

From : The purpose of the Japanese Cultural Fair is to provide an opportunity for the community to increase its awareness and understanding of Japanese culture. We believe that through increased education and exposure to the culture of Japan, we can help to improve mutual understanding among neighbors of the Pacific Rim and enrich the community of Santa Cruz.

Previous events have included: Chanting, Aikido (martial arts), Taiko (drumming), Minyou (folk song & dance), Shakuhachi (bamboo flutes), Bon Odori (folk dance), Shamisen (folk music), Ikebana (flower arranging), Sumi-e (calligraphic ink painting), Bonsai and Kimono demonstrations/workshops. 

Previous food vendors have included: Kaito Restaurant, Maido catering, Full Steam Dumpling, Zen Natural Foods,  The Japanese Cultural Fair Ice Cream Booth, Miyuki Restaurant, Watsonville Taiko Group Fundraisers, Mume Farm, Sushi Market Sprouts, Hakouya Miso Dressing, Santa Cruz Zen Center.

Previous craft vendors have included: Art cards & calligraphy, bonsai, carpentry & supplies, flutes, jewelry, handmade washi paper art, fine art, koi fish & supplies, textile art & accessories, glass art & much more!

There is truly something for everyone with talented artisan vendors and performers from start to finish.

Make sure to take a trip to the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park while you're in the area if you have time!

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