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Greetings Fanime Forum Members,
I'm just stopping by to let you know about
a local festival coming up that celebrates Japanese-American Culture:

San Jose Japantown 36th Annual Nikkei Matsuri

Sunday, April 28th, 2013 / 9:30am - 4:00pm

5th Street @ Jackson Street (Center of San Jose Japantown)


There will be cultural exhibits,
arts & crafts booths, food, live stage entertainment
...and hopefully you.
Please join us for this fun-filled day,
and as always
we thank you for your continued support of San Jose Japantown.
If you have a Happi Coat, Kimono or Cos-play**,
you are encouraged to wear that too.
Help add to the festival's color and ambiance.

**Cos-play should be appropriate for all ages and for public display

For more information go to:
Cosplayers are welcomed to attend... Family friendly cosplay encouraged... Public cosplay policies will be enforced... I hope many of you will join us this year.  Free admission & entertainment... Food sales at the festival benefit local community groups... Japanese themed crafts for shopper's delight.

Time: 9:00a - 4:00p

Location: 5th street (Between Taylor St & Jackson Ave.)
             Jackson Ave. (between 4th Street and 6th Street)

For more information go to:
Well, it's Bon Odori season again... Time to find find those getta and yukata to impress.  
Dance practice schedule has been posted:

2010 Obon Odori practices will be held in the
SJ Betsuin Buddist Temple Annex from 7:30 to 8:45pm
on the following dates...
Monday, June 21
Tuesday, June 22
Thursday, June 24
Monday, June 28
Tuesday, June 29
Thursday, July 1

All practice lessons are FREE and open to the public.
Everyone is encouraged to participate.

Come. Join us!!

I know it's been a while since I've posted any event information here, but it's a new year and the festivals have begun...  If any of you still have energy left from SF-Sakura Matsuri, and you're in the neighborhood, San Jose Japantown will be holding it's 1st festival of the year.

Event: 33nd Annual Nikkei Matsuri
Place: Jackson St. @ 6th St., San Jose, CA.
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Date: Sunday, April 25th, 2010

1 to 3mile charity walk/run
arts & crafts
music and live entertainment
health fair
cultural displays

Gather... Have fun... Make new friends... Enjoy life.
For more info, please visit the official website:

Cosplayers are very much welcome to attend.

*********************JUST ADDED*********************
For those of you making the extra effort to attend our festival in cosplay, there'll be a special prize raffle for you.  

Location: Nichi Bei Bussan - Store Front, Jackson St. @4th St.
Time: 2:30pm, April 25th, 2010.
Tickets: Available 10am - 2:25pm (Inside Nichi Bei Bussan).  One (1) ticket per individual, no purchase necessary.
Conditions: Must be in Costume*. All ages welcome to participate. Ticket holders have until 4:30pm, April 25th, 2010, to validate ticket and claim prize.

All forms* of Cosplay welcomed: Anime, Live-Action, Game, Maido-san, Period...etc.
*"Family-Friendly" Cosplay rules enforced during this event.

*** NOTE: Street access into SJ Japantown will be limited in the morning because of the Nihonmachi Run/Walk event.  If you drive, remember that local street parking will be limited in the surrounding neighborhoods... Please consider using VTA/VTA Light Rail, car pooling or passenger drop-off options if attending.***

Looking for a festive holiday place to meet up?
San Jose Christmas in the Park is now open and celebrating its 30th anniversary year.
Admission and warm cuddley feelings are free.

For those of you in a giving spirit... Christmas in the Park will be hosting a Toys-4-Tots collection drive on Saturday, December 12th, from 9:00am thru 7:00pm.  New, unwrapped toys are desired to help brighten the holidays for less fortunate children.

For more information goto:

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from everyone here at San Jose Nihonmachi... Peace!
This is an open invite to all, especially Cos-Players, looking for a place to meet up and do stuff on this day.

Date: Saturday, September 26th, 2009
Time:10am - 5pm
Place: 6th Street and Jackson St., San Jose Nihonmachi
Admission: FREE
Hosted by:Japantown Community Congress of San Jose (JCCsj), City of San Jose, and Various Supporters

Live Entertainment on 3-stages.
Martial Art Demonstrations
Art/Craft Exhibits
Import Car Exhibit
Silent Auction
Children's Activity Zone

...And much more!

More Info at:
Hey All,
     For any of you who still have some energy to burn off from Fanime Con '09, Bon season is coming up.  SJ Betsuin Church has posted its schedule for free dance lessons and is as follows:

SJ Obon Odori Practice:
Monday, June 22 - Tuesday, June 23 & Wednesday, June 24

Monday, June 29 - Tuesday, June 30 & Wednesday, July 1

Practices are from 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm, in the Annex building gym (Building next to Buddist Temple).

San Jose Obon will be held on July 11th (12p-10p) and July 12th (12p-8p).  For those who want to watch... the dance usually starts around 6:30-7:00p... Hope I see some of you there.
Mina, Konban wa.

I have permission to conduct a test event at FanimeCon this year, and I want to see if there's any interest out there for it.  If this works, it may grow into a larger event next year... Any questions posed at this time will be met with vague answers, as I can't go into specific details about what I'm doing.  I can say that there are rewards, you need not fill out anything, and you need not hunt me down... I have to find you.

So if a stanger approaches you and says, "Hajimemashite, kore wa anata eno purezento desu."  Don't club, taze or mace me, please... ;D

Arigatou Gozaimasu,
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May 05, 2009, 10:12:03 PM
What are FanimeCon's established policies on Prize Patrols?
Just a bit curious.  Anyone planning to CosPlay at this seasonal art and craft festival in San Jose Japantown?  I saw a few individuals last year.  I hope more show up this year.  Free admission.  Food, music & japanese themed crafts. 

Time: 9:00a - 4:00p

Location: 5th street (Between Taylor St & Jackson Ave.)
             Jackson Ave. (between 4th Street and 6th Street)

For more information go to: