May 12th, 5:30PM-9:30PM: Be part of the story at Japantown Immersive, a festive open street event reinventing the way audiences experience art, directed in collaboration with Epic Immersive. Interactive, meaningful moments include the chance to dance to a condensed version of Swingposium (taiko and swing music), learn Hanafuda (a classic Japanese card game), get up close and personal with Japantown artists, and witness the newest iteration of SJT's collaboration with DJ Cutso of The Bangerz and the electric choreography of Japantown's The Get Down. This event has been created and produced by San Jose Taiko to celebrate the rich cultural history and exciting present of our unique community through the lens of SJT, contributing to the continued vitality and sustainability of San Jose Japantown, one of only 3 remaining Japantowns in the US.
This event is free to the public thanks in part to the generous support of the John S. and James L Knight Foundation and California Arts Council Creative California Communities. Stay tuned for more details on this special Japantown experience!