ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Nikkei Matsuri (Japanese American Festival) in San Jose Japantown embraces the local community's love and appreciation of Japanese-American Culture and Heritage.
In 1976, as part of America's Bicentennial celebration, the City of San Jose encouraged local ethnic communities to sponsor festivals to share their culture. The Japanese-American community responded with a successful festival which is now, the Nikkei Matsuri in San Jose Japantown.
2017 will be the 40th Annual Nikkei Matsuri. The festival is located in the heart of San Jose Japantown-only one of three surviving Japantowns left in the United States.