Since 2014, Sakura Foundation has been celebrating and supporting Japanese and Japanese American heritage, culture and community. To mark this milestone and thank the community, the Foundation hosted a Fifth Anniversary Celebration on September 12th at Space ANNEX Gallery. The evening consisted of a scrumptious dinner masterfully created by Tokio chef/owner Miki Hashimoto. Special entertainment was provided by One World Taiko and Courtney Ozaki in a collaborative performance of Japanese taiko drumming with modern-day hip-hop and break dancing with Denver’s finest bboys, Akatsuki.

Sakura Foundation appreciates the support of its generous sponsors, Shelley Migaki/Allstate Insurance, Pacific Mercantile, Misaki Restaurants, Asahi Foods and Nikkeijin Kai (formerly JAAC).

Please enjoy this video culminating our fives years of service to the Denver JA community. This video was created by Keiko Ozaki and Shannon Umetani.