Dave Tatsuno - Movies and Memories

Dave Masaharu Tatsuno was a Japanese American businessman who documented life in his family's internment camp during World War II. His footage was later compiled into the film Topaz (named for the Topaz War Relocation Center where he was confined).

Fans of Japantown San Jose

A public Facebook Group with an appreciation of one of the last three Japantowns in California.

Japantown Mural Project

The Japantown Mural Project is a celebration of the vibrancy of San Jose's historic Japantown neighborhood through artworks by 50 local artists.

J-Town Community TV

News, views, culture and history of San Jose's Japantown and beyond.

POW! WOW! San Jose

With assistance from Japantown's own Empire Seven Studios, POW! WOW!, the international mural festival, arrived in San Jose in 2017.

San Jose's Japantown by Jim Nagareda

Out of 46 Japantowns, only three remain in California. San Jose's Japantown is unique in that it is the only surviving Japantown that has remained in its original location.

Sunday Farmer's Market

Japantown hosts a year-round Certified Farmer's Market on Sundays. 8:30 am to 12 noon. Check out our wonderful vendors of organic fruits, vegetables, and baked goods.

The Adventures of Kevin the Urban Peacock

The Adventures of Kevin the Urban Peacock, our local wild peacock.

The Knight Foundation

The Knight Foundation invests in cities where the Knight brothers once owned newspapers, supporting both authentically local and relevant national ideas. As San Jose faces tremendous population growth, KF supports the urbanization of a traditionally sprawling city with a focus on Central San Jose.


Yokoso is a community project to connect new residents and curious explorers from nearby neighborhoods with people who have lived in Japantown for years.