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Sacramento Japanese Film Festival

Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church

6929 Franklin Blvd.

Sacramento, CA 95823


13th Annual

July 14-16, 2017 •  Crest Theatre

1013 K Street •  Sacramento


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Japanese Art, Culture, and Events in the Sacramento Valley & Beyond

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Wakamatsu/Gold Hill Walk and Tour - American River Conservancy

Various Dates and Times

A historic tour led by American River Nature Center Docents. Includes springs, streams, wetlands, live oak forest, and the site of the 1869 Watamatsu Tea & Silk Farm. Space is limited. For reservations, call American River Nature Center, (530) 621 - 1124, or email julie@arconservancy.org.

See website for details:  Wakamatsu

California Museum presents:

Kokoro:  The Story of Sacramento’s Lost Japantown

February 12 - May 28, 2017

1020 O Street, Sacramento

All new exhibit surveying the experience of local Japanese Americans in the early 20th century.

Developed in partnership with former residents of Sacramento’s Japantown, author of Sacramento’s Historic Japantown: Legacy of a Lost Neighborhood Kevin Wildie, and others.

Click here for more information:  KOKORO


Where No Story Has Gone Before

Barbara Kado, Sacramento Japanese Film Festival Chairperson, attended the pre- event reception in honor of George Takei before his talk, An Evening With George Takei - Where No Story Has Gone Before, at the Mondavi Center's Jackson Hall on October 15, 2016 - a near sellout event.

George Takei and Barbara Kado

Photo courtesy of the Mondavi Center

Sacramento Japanese Film Festival and Crocker Museum


SJFF screens Grave of the Fireflies, 3:30 PM, Sunday, February 19, 2017, at Crocker Art Museum's Day of Remembrance for the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066. The order mandated the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Isao Takahata's 1988 anime film is about two children, Seita and Setsuko, and their struggle to survive the World War II firebombing of Kobe, Japan.

Crocker Museum's, Setzer Auditorium. Free Admission. Space is limited. Advanced registration is recommended.  

The 3:30 PM Screening is sold out.  A 1:30 PM Screening has been added.   Advanced registration is recommended.


“Nihonmachi: The Place To Be” and “Growing Up Sansei”

April 29 & 30, 2017

2:00 PM (both days)

Buddhist Church of Sacramento

2401 Riverside Blvd.

Two live performances by the Grateful Crane Ensemble Productions. Co-sponsored by Buddhist Church of Sacramento, ACC Senior Services and Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church (SJUMC). Tickets available after SJUMC worship service and at ACC Senior Services.  

For additional information & ticket prices, please click on the link below:



California Museum presents:

Uprooted! Japanese Americans During World War II

The California Museum’s longest running exhibit surveys a century of Japanese American history in California through the personal stories of formerly incarcerated Californians.

Although Japanese immigrants and their American-born children established businesses, built thriving communities and contributed to the state’s prosperity, they began to face hostility and discrimination following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Click here for more information: UPROOTED!


200 Larkin St.

San Francisco


Visit their website for times:  Asian Art Museum

Visit the museum’s collection galleries that feature more than 2,000 artworks from all major cultures of Asia

Museum Hours:  

Tues–Sun:  10 AM–5 PM

Thursday:   10 AM–9 PM

Monday:  Closed

Phone: 415-581-3500

Presented by the Northern California Time of Remembrance Committee of the Japanese American Citizens League:

Resistance at Tule Lake

Saturday, February 11, 2017

California Museum

1:00 - 4:00 PM

1020 O Street, Sacramento

Resistance at Tule Lake tells the long-suppressed story of 12,000 Japanese Americans who dared to resist the U.S. Government’s program of mass incarceration during World War II.

Click here for ticket and additional information: TULE LAKE