Sakura Foundation

PRESERVING OUR JAPANESE and JAPANESE AMERICAN HERITAGE

The mission of Sakura Foundation is to celebrate and share Japanese and Japanese American culture and heritage in order to promote a more compassionate, resilient, & equitable society.

Sakura Foundation is a Supporting Organization to The Denver Foundation and is the sole owner of Sakura Square LLC.

TEAM

STACEY SHIGAYA
STACEY SHIGAYA Executive Director
GARY YAMASHITA
GARY YAMASHITA Executive Advisor
NOZOMU TIM HIGASHIDE
NOZOMU TIM HIGASHIDEExecutive Advisor
GRACE LEUNG
GRACE LEUNGProgram Coordinator

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JOE OZAKI
JOE OZAKI Board President
DJ IDA
DJ IDABoard Vice President
KELLY YAMASAKI
KELLY YAMASAKI Board Secretary
DEREK OKUBO
DEREK OKUBO Board Treasurer
DREW DOMOTO
DREW DOMOTO Board Member
SARAH HARRISON
SARAH HARRISONBoard Member
CATHY ISHIDA
CATHY ISHIDABoard Member
SACHI ISHIDA
SACHI ISHIDABoard Member
KENZO KAWANABE
KENZO KAWANABEBoard Member
TOM MIGAKI
TOM MIGAKIBoard Member
CHARLES OZAKI
CHARLES OZAKI Board Member
BRENT SABATI
BRENT SABATIBoard Member
JONI SAKAGUCHI
JONI SAKAGUCHI Board Member

Sakura Foundation Advisory Council

Bob Fujimoto

Steve Nitta

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Sakura Foundation collaborates and supports a variety of Japanese/Japanese American and Asian organizations in the region:

Organization Website
Asian Avenue Magazine https://www.asianavemag.com/
Asian Chamber of Commerce (ACC) https://www.acccolorado.org/
Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC) https://www.apdc.org/
Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network (CACEN) https://www.cacendenver.org/
Colorado Asian Pacific United (CAPU) https://coloradoasianpacificunited.org/
Community Organizing for Radical Empathy (CORE) https://coredei.com/
Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commission (DAAPIC) https://tinyurl.com/457c986j
Denver-Takayama Sister Cities https://www.denvertakayama.org
Japan America Society of Colorado https://www.jascolorado.org
Japanese American Community Graduation Program (JACGP) https://www.jacgp.com
Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado (JARCC) https://www.jarcc-denver.org
Japanese Business Association of the Rockies (JBAR) https://www.jbarockies.org/
Mile High Chapter Japanese American Citizens League https://www.milehighjacl.org
Nikkeijin Kai of Colorado https://nikkeijinkai.co/
Nisei Veterans Heritage Foundation https://www.nvcfoundation.org/
Simpson United Methodist Church https://www.simpsonumc.com
Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple http://tsdbt.org/

Thank you to everyone who made the festival a great success! We will see you again on June 17 & 18, 2023! 

The Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the Japanese heritage and culture through live entertainment, food and drink, a marketplace and informative exhibits and demonstrations.