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Spirit of Japan Festival


We invite you to the Spirit of Japan Festival, where we showcase the rich culture of Japan through traditional Japanese cuisine, captivating cultural performances, and features of anime and manga.


Our Mission


Our festival serves as a bridge between Japan and America, aiming to connect communities. Whether you're a fan of Japanese culture or simply curious to learn more, the Spirit of Japan Festival offers new discoveries. Immerse yourself in the tastes, sights, and sounds of Japan in an immersive environment.


What You Can Experience


Culinary Delights: Enjoy a variety of traditional Japanese dishes.

Cultural Exhibits: Explore exhibitions on Japanese arts, crafts, and cultural practices.

Anime and Manga Hub: Dive into the world of anime and manga with screenings, panel discussions, and special guest appearances.

Interactive Workshops: Participate in hands-on workshops on Japanese arts like calligraphy and origami.

Join us at the Spirit of Japan Festival to celebrate the spirit and charm of Japanese culture. Discover the allure and mystery of Japan with us!


Naohisa Nakada


Yusuke Motozawa


Hitomi Noguchi


Ed Valles


Nina Shimaguchi Cox

Cultural Pavilion Manager

Akiko Yamamoto

Cultural Pavilion

Amy Ly

Vendor & Artist Hall Manager

Noriko Yanagisawa
(柳澤 典子)

Food Department Manager

Daphne Wu

Executive Assistant and Guest Relations

Fayth Lovejoy

Head of Registration

Chouib Othmane

Food Department Assistant

Karen Huynh

Hotel Liaison Manager

Richers Bun

Social Media Manager

Benny Estrella


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