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Watsonville Obon Festival

Please join us on Sunday, July 21st for the Watsonville Buddhist Temple Obon Festival. Enjoy delicious food from Hapa Bros, entertainment from the Watsonville Taiko, and traditional Japanese dancing.

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Salinas Obon Festival

Please join us on Sunday, July 28th from noon to 5:00pm for the Buddhist Temple of Salinas Obon Festival, 14 California Street. Free shuttle/parking is available at the Salinas Adult School, 20 Sherwood Place.

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Be A Host Family!

Are you interested in a rewarding cultural exchange opportunity? Learn more about hosting Japanese students, ages 14-18, for a two-week exchange program from July 27-August 14, 2024.

JACL Monterey

Fish Markets and Abalone
By the mid 1930's, 80% of the businesses such as fish markets and abalone processors on the Monterey Wharf were Japanese owned.
Nihon Machi in Monterey
First Japanese Immigrants to the Monterey Peninsula
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Fishing Ruled and Salmon was King
In August of 1909, the end of salmon season, the Monterey Daily Cypress reported that there were 185 salmon boats fishing the bay; 145 of these boats were Japanese-owned.
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