Matsuri 2016

The 2016 annual Japanese Cultural Festival will be held on Saturday, April 16. The theme will be kabuki. Please stand by for further information, which will be available on the side bar of Matsuri 2016 page.

2015 Bon Odori 盆踊り


Come and join us for our annual folk dance. See calendar entry for details.
We will have a yukata sale on August 1st at our Ikebana workshop if you don't have the traditional yukata to wear, please come and look the part!

Japan Festival 2015

Please join us for the 2015 Japanese Cultural Festival on March 28! This year's theme is cherry blossoms. For more information, check out the Matsuri 2015 page.

Matsuri 2014 Video

Huge thanks to everyone who participated in the 2014 Japan Festival! We had a lot of fun. Check out the thank-you letter from our president Satori and a few photos from the festival in the April 2014 Newsletter. The video summary is available below.

Japanese Classes

Santa Fe JIN offers Japanese language classes to members at the great rate of $10 per hour! Classes are held weekly and payment is due at the beginning of each month. If you are not a member, you can join Santa Fe JIN for $10 per year for students or $20 per year for other individuals. For more information, see the membership section on our "About Us" page.

The classes currently offered are;

Monday 6 to 7pm
Beginner I
Tuesday 6 to 7pm
Beginner II
Wednesday 6 to 7pm
Thursday 6:10 to 7:10pm

The location for the classes is at the teacher's home, off Airport Road. Please contact Noriko-sensei at (505) 577-2298 or if you're interested or need more details.

Japan Aid of Santa Fe Fund

With the help of so many people, Santa Fe JIN's Japan Aid of Santa Fe division has raised $35,000 in support of disaster relief in Japan. Thank you so much to the people of Santa Fe and New Mexico. Special gratitude goes to AKKA Karate, Smokin' Bachi, Shohko Café and Cowgirl's Hall of Fame restaurant, which held fundraising events or organized collections from membership. This money was designated for the Japanese Red Cross.

Effective May 16, 2011, we will be shifting our focus to local community projects to directly assist the people in Northeastern Japan. The need there is ongoing as the people of the Touhoku region work to rebuild their lives. We will be holding events to raise donations for various specific projects. Please check back here for announcements as our plans are developed.

If any organizations or groups would like to join us in our fundraising efforts, please contact us.

Japan Aid of Santa Fe has created a fund specifically for providing aid to Japan. There are two ways that you can directly donate to this fund:

Donation by Check

Make checks payable to:

Japan Aid of Santa Fe
P.O. Box 29903
Santa Fe, NM 87592

Donation by Wire Transfer

Sponsor: Santa Fe JIN
Fund: Japan Aid of Santa Fe
Bank: Century Bank
Routing Number: 307072443
Account Number: 001901534

In this time of extraordinary need in Japan, every donation, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. Thank you all for your donations.

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