Natsu Matsuri: Childrens' festival shares Japanese culture

September 01, 2022 | by Mary Nakamura

Natsu Matsuri: Childrens' festival shares Japanese culture

Pastor Motoe Yamada Foor's children enjoy the festivities.


On Saturday, August 27, 2022, Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church (SJUMC) and Jan Ken Po Gakko (JKPG), co- sponsored a Children’s Summer Festival “Natsu Matsuri” that was free to the public.  

It is estimated that 400 children and their families attended and took part in the myriad of activities held in the SJUMC Multi-Cultural Hall or in the adjacent courtyard.  Special guest appearances  included Sacramento Mayor Pro Tem Eric Guerra and District Superintendent Rev. Shinya Goto. 


Mary Nakamura serves as the Lay Leader for Sacramento Japanese UMC, Sacramento, CA.