Explore Japanese and Ainu Culture at the Hokkaido Fair in San Jose

Jan 31, 2020


Enjoy delicious Japanese food from Hokkaido Prefecture and
explore traditional Ainu culture at Mitsuwa Marketplace in San Jose!


February 7-17, 2020

Mitsuwa Marketplace
675 Saratoga Ave
San Jose, CA 95129
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FREE to attend. Price of Hokkaido products may vary.



The Mitsuwa Marketplace in San Jose will be hosting a rare and exciting Hokkaido Fair and Ainu Culture Special from February 7-17th. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy the delicious food of Hokkaido Prefecture in northern Japan and explore the unique culture of Japan’s indigenous Ainu people. Mitsuwa Marketplace will be selling exclusive grocery products from Hokkaido during this time, including seafood bentos, milk crepes, sweet potatoes, sake, and rice.

The Ainu Culture Special will take place from Friday, February 7-Sunday, February 9 from 10:00am-6:00pm each day. Festivities will include Ainu embroidery and twine workshops, photoshoots in traditional Ainu clothing, and food samplings. 


Hokkaido Prefecture, with support from the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)