Sakura Foundation

PRESERVING OUR JAPANESE and JAPANESE AMERICAN HERITAGE

The mission of Sakura Foundation is to sustain the Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple and celebrate Japanese and Japanese American heritage, culture and community. The nonprofit 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 and Japanese American heritage and culture by supporting the community through programs, events, grants and scholarships.

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

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
DEREK OKUBO
DEREK OKUBO Board Treasurer
DREW DOMOTO
DREW DOMOTO Board Member
SARAH HARRISON
SARAH HARRISONBoard Member
DJ IDA
DJ IDA Board 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

Ed Nozawa

Thank you to everyone who made the festival a great success! We will see you again in June 2023! Stay tuned for dates! 

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

VISIT THE WEBSITE

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 https://www.acccolorado.org/
Asian Pacific Development Center https://www.apdc.org/
Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network https://www.cacendenver.org/
Community Organizing for Radical Empathy https://coredei.com/
Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commission 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 https://www.jacgp.com
Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado https://www.jarcc-denver.org
Japanese Business Association of the Rockies 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/