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Wakamatsu Festival 150 is a Celebration of 150 Years of Japanese-American Heritage, Arts and Cuisine

Wakamatsu Festival 150 is a Celebration of 150 Years of Japanese-American Heritage, Arts and CuisineNewly Listed

Date: Thursday, 6 June, 2019       Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wakamatsu Tea & Silk Farm Colony
941 Cold Springs Road
Placerville, CA 95667

Phone: (530) 621-1224
Website: Click to Visit

WakamatsuFest150 is a celebration of 150 years of Japanese-American heritage, arts and cuisine. The festival will feature Japanese and Japanese-American food, art, music, performances, demonstrations, discussions, competitions, and more. Booths will offer Asian and other foods, information, and merchandise. Entertainment will showcase traditional and modern Japanese-American culture. Docents will guide tours and tell stories about the first Japanese colonists who established their tea and silk farm on this Placerville property. Locals, farmers, historians, and naturalists will share knowledge and experience honoring the past, present, and future of Wakamatsu Farm and surrounding El Dorado County.

Celebrate 150 Years of Japanese American Heritage with American River Conservancy during this 4-day festival.

What is Wakamatsu Farm?
* Site of 1st Japanese colony in USA established June 8, 1869
* Birthplace of 1st Japanese American
* Grave site of 1st Japanese woman and immigrant in USA

Thursday, June 6th: 10am - 4pm
Friday, June 7th: 10am - 4pm
Saturday, June 8th: 10am - 4pm
Sunday, June 9th: 10am - 4pm
VIP Event: Saturday, June 8 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Festival HOURS are 10:00 to 4:00 daily. 

Daily Schedule 
Each WakamatsuFest150 day, enjoy performers, docents, speakers, demonstrators, vendors, and many others celebrating the Japanese American experience during the past 150 years. Around mid-day, watch the world premiere live action play, Gold Hill Samurai, telling the Wakamatsu Colony story.

Festival days center on the following themes with some overlap each day:

Thursday, June 6:  Kids Explore Japanese American Culture
Friday, June 7: Japanese Tea Culture
Saturday, June 8: THE BIG DAY* - Wakamatsu History
Sunday, June 9: Wakamatsu Authors and Japanese American Farmers

Kids’ activities, tea, history, authors, food, and vendors will be available each festival day.

*The Wakamatsu Colonists arrived at the Farm on June 8, 1869. Saturday, June 8, 2019 is exactly 150 years later and the most auspicious day of WakamatsuFest150.


Wakamatsu Tea & Silk Farm Colony, 941 Cold Springs Road, Placerville, CA 95667 

Festival Parking
Festival PARKING is offsite only located 2.2 miles North at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma for $5, including free shuttle.

Look for email receipt and separate email with printable tickets. (often these go to a junk mail folder)

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Wakamatsu Festival 150 is a Celebration of 150 Years of Japanese-American Heritage, Arts and Cuisine

Thursday, 6 June, 2019

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