I AM DENVER is a unique storytelling project whose mission is to tell the stories of Denver's history, culture and vision. “Through an open, encouraging and collaborative process, we give voice to residents who are traditionally missing from our history. We record and archive those stories in video, audio and photo to inform, inspire and [...]
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Each eNewsletter will feature a profile on an alumni from Sakura Foundation’s Mirai Generations Leadership Program. This edition will acquaint you with Adam Lisbon. I lived in Japan for four years as a participant in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. I’m the Japanese Studies Librarian at the University of Colorado Boulder and read, [...]
On the snowy Saturday morning of February 8th, a sold out crowd came to the much-anticipated Genealogy Seminar at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. The day was facilitated by Linda Harms Okazaki, a genealogist based in California with extensive knowledge of Japanese and Japanese American history and genealogy. Sakura Foundation was pleased to present [...]
The Denver Foundation and Sakura Foundation share a commitment to strengthening our community. Founded in 1925, The Denver Foundation is a community foundation that partners with generous people to build a better future for everyone. Sakura Foundation’s mission, of sustaining Japanese American culture and heritage, fits nicely into that broader vision. In January, Sakura Foundation [...]
Sakura Foundation is pleased to announce the members of the MGLP Class of 2020: Eric Berve, Jessica Harville, Sachi Ishida and Alexandria Monson!
MGLP Class of 2020: L to R Sachi Ishida, Alexandria Monson, Eric Berve and Jessica Harville Sakura Foundation is pleased to announce the members of the MGLP Class of 2020: Eric Berve, Jessica Harville, Sachi Ishida and Alexandria Monson! We look forward to getting to know these young professionals who are enthusiastic, bright and eager [...]
Photo Credit: Heirloom Films & Photography Sakura Foundation Board Member Kenzo Kawanabe has been named the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Volunteer Award by the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Kenzo received this recognition alongside other National Philanthropy Day honorees at a special luncheon in Denver on November 8, 2019. This annual award [...]
Sat, February 8, 2020 Register here today! Photos provided by: Linda Harms Okazaki Are you curious about starting your family history journey? Do you want to document your ancestors, but aren’t sure where to begin? Do you wonder when your ancestors immigrated or if any of the women were picture brides? Perhaps you have questions [...]
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 [...]
Written by: Courtney Ozaki Long-standing community and Sakura Foundation board member Charles Ozaki was presented with the Emperor of Japan's Order of the Rising Sun Gold and Silver Rays by the Consul General of Japan in Colorado, Midori Takeuchi, on September 4, 2019. This award, established in 1875, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions [...]
Harry Harada was born in La Junta, Colorado and is a retired medical technologist with Metro Wastewater Reclamation District. He has written numerous publications on wastewater efficiency, laboratory management and automation. In Harry’s early years, he worked long, hard hours farming, driving a tractor and operating combines. He was the salutatorian of his high school [...]