Aug 12 - 13 2017
Japanese Food and Cultural Bazaar

Japanese Food and Cultural Bazaar

Presented by Sakura Gakuen Language School at Sacramento Buddhist Church

The summer tradition known as the Japanese Food and Cultural Bazaar returns for its 71st year to cook up over three tons of chicken, two tons of beef, 1,500 pounds of rice and 500 pounds of shrimp. About 30,000 festival-goers are expected to flood the Buddhist Church of Sacramento in Land Park for its annual August fête, fundraiser, and craft fair.

Almost everything offered will be made from scratch, from the marinade on the chicken teriyaki to the handcrafted mochi, making the festival a rare opportunity to sample homestyle Japanese fare.

Attendees who want to feed their minds can try their hands at Japanese calligraphy and learn about centuries-old art forms like Ikebana (flower arranging) and maintaining bonsai trees. They can also try their luck at some low-stakes gambling, like betting a quarter in a food wheel game to win bags of rice or supersized bottles of soy sauce.

There will be taiko drum and ukelele music by Sacramento group Na Aikane and children will enjoy snow cones and carnival games like ring toss and fishing for prizes. A Sunday raffle will include prizes from Mikuni’s and Oto’s Marketplace.
Proceeds will support the Buddhist Church of Sacramento, as well as affiliated organizations, such as Dharma School, Sakura Gakuen, adult and youth Buddhist associations, the sports program, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Crew, the Betsuin Choir, and programs for seniors and families.

Admission Info

Free entry
*Cost of purchases

Phone: (916) 446-0121

Dates & Times

2017/08/12 - 2017/08/13

Location Info

Sacramento Buddhist Church

2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95818