Sakura Foundation

PRESERVING OUR JAPANESE HERITAGE

The mission of Sakura Foundation is to sustain the Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple and celebrate Japanese American heritage, culture and community. The non profit foundation was established in 2014 as a result of the re-organization of Tri-State Buddhist Church Apartments, Inc. and Sakura Square. True to its charitable mission, Sakura Foundation is committed to preserving our Japanese heritage and culture by supporting the community through programs, events, grants and scholarships.

DIRECTORS

STACEY SHIGAYA
STACEY SHIGAYA Program Director
GARY YAMASHITA
GARY YAMASHITA Executive Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JOE OZAKI
JOE OZAKI Board President
RICHARD YOSHIDA
RICHARD YOSHIDA Board Vice President
KELLY YAMASAKI
KELLY YAMASAKI Board Secretary
ROBERT TANAKA
ROBERT TANAKA Board Treasurer
DREW DOMOTO
DREW DOMOTO Board Member
SARAH HARRISON
SARAH HARRISONBoard Member
DJ IDA
DJ IDA Board Member
CATHY ISHIDA
CATHY ISHIDABoard Member
KENZO KAWANABE
KENZO KAWANABEBoard Member
TOM MIGAKI
TOM MIGAKIBoard Member
CHARLES OZAKI
CHARLES OZAKI Board Member
DEREK OKUBO
DEREK OKUBO Board Member
JONI SAKAGUCHI
JONI SAKAGUCHI Board Member

Sakura Foundation Advisory Council

Bob Fujimoto

John Nitta

Steve Nitta

Ed Nozawa

ANNUAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

For the safety of our volunteers, attendees and community, the 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival has been postponed to June 2022. Please visit CherryBlossomDenver.org in June 2021 for videos, Marketplace Vendor links and a few special surprises.

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

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