© 2014 Sacramento Japanese Film Festival

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Sacramento Japanese Film Festival

Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church

6929 Franklin Blvd.

Sacramento, CA 95823


10th Annual

July 18-20, 2014 •  Crest Theatre

1013 K Street •  Sacramento


10th Anniversary!


Friday, July 18, 2014

7:30 PM

Crest Theatre


Festival Favors

Japanese hand-crafted cards, crafts, and book boutique

Click here for the complete

festival schedule



2014 BIG DAY OF GIVING: Give Local Now

SJFF Committee members and supporters donated $7,775 during 24 hours of on-line giving on May 6, 2014.

Big Time Thanks go to:

Ben Arikawa, Jayne Rasmussen, Frances Lee, Karen Kashiwagi, Betty Lim-Silvernail, Sue Teranishi, Jane Thomson,

Wesley Honbo, Camille Chan, Barbara Kado, Atsuko Takeda, Kathy Gosney, Winston Ashizawa, Victor Shibata,

Sharon Takeda, Anonymous Donor1, Donna Yee, Sharna Hoffman, Mary Ann Nakashima, Tatsuno Drake, Andrew Inouye, Tim Inouye, Patti Donlon, Christine Umeda, Rev. Motoe Yamada Foor, Willis D. Sparks, Elaine Yamaguchi,

John Rundin, Margaret Saito, Emily Pickens-Jones, Judith Gabor, Deborah Kado, Susan Takeda, Bob Burmeister,

Diana Kado, Susan Takeda, Linda Hooper, Lydia Venables, David Silvernail, Roger Jon Sato, Anonymous Donor2,

Kimberly Swaback, Lisa Crownover, Kikuye Ito, Lance Shirai, Isao Fujimoto.  

Because of these gifts, Sacramento Japanese Film Festival ranked 117 out of 294 non-profits in dollars raised.

Thank you one and all!   

2014 SJFF Flyer - 8.5x11.pdf


Have you printed your poster?  You can print it on 8.5”x11” paper.  Page 2 has all the dates and show times.

Click on the poster to expand and print (or save on your computer)

INSIGHT with Beth Ruyak

Capital Public Radio

If you missed the live broadcast of Beth Ruyak’s interview with Barbara Kado, Chairperson of the Sacramento Japanese Film Festival on July 15,

we have the link to the recording:

 Insight Interview

Festival Kick-Off Week

Check us out in

The Sacramento Bee Ticket Section

Article by Carla Meyer

On Friday, July 18, 2014

SacBee Ticket

You are visitor:

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

Uprooted!  Japanese Americans During WWII

The California Museum

1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA

The Museum's longest running exhibit, "Uprooted!" surveys a century of Japanese American history in California and features the personal stories of formerly interned Californians.

Click here for more information


~ On The Go ~

Japanese Art, Culture, and Events in the Sacramento Valley

Arigato (Thank you) for an amazing and successful Sacramento Japanese Film Festival. Our 10th annual festival was the best and we had the highest attendance ever!  Deepest gratitude to all of our sponsors and to this year’s special guest, Tadashi Nakamura, winner of the first Emerging Film Maker Award for his outstanding achievement in the creation of Jake Shimabukuro: Life On Four Strings.

For more pictures, visit our Photo Gallery