Project Description





Sharing and Exploring Our Culture and Heritage

Cultural events and activities are impactful ways that Sakura Foundation shares the Japanese and Japanese American culture with the Denver and Rocky Mountain community, the largest of which is the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival.

Colorado is an amazing place to thrive due in large part to the ethnic diversity that shapes its inclusiveness, broadens its level of understanding and enriches the souls of its residents. Sakura Foundation recognizes the Japanese and Japanese American heritage, culture and community and has been celebrating and sharing it with pride. It also recognizes the need to bring the community together beyond ethnic lines in order to contribute to the inclusiveness of the region.

The Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual event co-presented by Sakura Foundation and Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple which brings the Denver and Rocky Mountain community together to celebrate the Japanese and Japanese American culture through dance, music, food, wares, art and tradition. Through this June weekend of entertainment and friendship with the public, Sakura Foundation and Temple provide at atmosphere of unity and outreach to enhance the lives of the attendees.

To stay informed about Sakura Foundation events, visit our events calendar and “Like” our Facebook page – just search “Sakura Foundation” at

Denver Taiko Workshops!

March 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

JARCC’S Open House

February 29, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Friendship Cup

February 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Day of Remembrance 2020

February 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Nikkei-jin Kai of Colorado Annual Banquet

February 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


For the safety of our volunteers, attendees and community, the 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival has been postponed to June 2022. Please visit 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.