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Special Events in 2018:

Bowling Fundraiser on May 12th(poster)! This year the Seaside Company is again helping us to raise funds by letting us put on a Bowling Fundraiser from 9 AM to 12:00 PM at the Boardwalk Bowl. Please click on the following links to look at and download what you need to participate:  Registration Form -   Fundraiser Support Letter   -  Coordinator Form  -  Pledge Form


Special Events in 2017:

Bowling Fundraiser on May 13th! This year the Seaside Company is helping us to raise funds by letting us put on a Bowling Fundraiser from 9 AM to 11:30 AM at the Boardwalk Bowl. Please click on the following links to look at and download what you need to participate:    Fundraiser Support Letter   -  Coordinator Form  -  Pledge Form
[This event went very well, thank you to all of the bowlers!]

Special Events of 2016:

For all our supporters who eat at the IHOP restaurant on 41st Avenue, or for those that haven't but would like to check it out, we've arranged something special! Please click HERE to open a PDF file that you can print out and bring to the IHOP on 41st in Capitola to help support the JCF. The dates remaining in 2016 are June 20th, July 18th, August 22nd, September 19th, October 24th, November 21st, and December 19th.

Love Monday on May 16, 2016
Discretion Brewery will be recognizing the Japanese Cultural Fair, and giving 20% of their beer sales to support the Fair! They offer food as well as beer, so go check out what they have to offer HERE, then go for a meal on May 16, 2016 and support the Japanese Cultural Fair at the same time! [This event has happened, thank you to everyone that went, and tried their beer. A wonderful way to donate to the JCF!]

    John Kaizan Neptune Concert: May 28th   Kuumbwa

John Kaizan Neptune Do you know who John Kaizan Neptune is?  Yes, you read that right, he is coming here to play a concert to help us raise funds for the 30th Annual Japanese Cultural Fair!

If you don't know about him, you can find out by coming to our May 28th Fundraiser at the Kuumbwa!  Click on the image to listen to a small taste of what this amazing musician has to offer, you'll be glad you did. Tickets to attend this incredibly rare opportunity are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. The concert will be from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. We have close in seating for what we are calling our "Gold Circle" which are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Click HERE to order your tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets. He will be accompanied by the following artists, click on their names for information about them:
If you made it to this concert, you weren't disappointed! Thanks to everyone who came and supported the JCF.

    Baisho Matsumoto Concert: May 21st.
John Kaizan Neptune Baisho Matsumoto and ensemble give a concert featuring traditional Japanese instruments at the Kizuka Hall at 150 Blackburn Street in Watsonville. Local shamisen maker and player, Kyle Abbott, will be onstage with him. This will be an amazing performance you won't want to miss!

For more than 45 years, Matsumoto-san has performed all over the world in the folk music style associated with Northern Japan. He plays tsugaru-shamisen, a version of a traditional Japanese stringed instrument that has a thicker neck and is played in a percussive and powerful manner. He is also a master of the shakuhachi flute.

The event will go from 3-5 PM. Doors will open at 2:30pm. Admission will be a $10 donation at the door.

Everyone had such a great time, including Mr. Matsumoto, he said he is looking forward to coming down for a repeat performance next year!

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Japanese Cultural Fair
E-mail: jcf@baymoon.com
Phone: 831.462.4589

Fair Location:
        Mission Plaza Park
(in front of Holy Cross Church)

103 Emmett St
Santa Cruz Ca 95060


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