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Placerville: The Wakamatsu Colony Festival

19 May

The “Wakamatsu Colony Festival,” Wakamatsu Tea & Silk Colony Farm at 941 Cold Springs Road, Placerville, Calif. Presented by the American River Conservancy (ARC) in collaboration with the Sacramento Japanese American Community League. A fundraising event to support the site of the first Japanese colony in America will feature numerous performing artists and exhibitors including: traditional Japanese folk music and dancing, Tameshigiri sword demonstration, sushi, sake barrel ceremony by Gekkeikan, hay wagon tours, memorial service for Okei Ito, and a variety of intriguing traditional arts and crafts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Acquired by ARC in 2010, the Wakamatsu Tea & Silk Colony Farm is the site of the first Japanese agricultural settlement in the United States established in 1869. This historic site, placed on the National Register of Historic Places at a level of National Significance, is also the birthplace of the first naturalized Japanese American and the burial site of Okei Ito, the first Japanese woman to die on American soil. Advanced tickets $15 adult/$7 youth (under 10 free) at www.arconservancy.org/wakamatsufestival. Day of the event tickets: $20. Info: www.arconservancy.org or (530) 621-1224.

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May 19, 2012
$7 – $15


The “Wakamatsu Colony Festival
941 Cold Springs Road
Placerville, CA United States
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(530) 621-1224