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JA-NE: Way of the Warrior Pop-up Event

  • Sakura Square between 19th & 20th on Larimer St. Denver, CO (map)
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Join JA-NE for the Way of the Warrior, an intimate evening of Japanese samurai influenced arts and culture activation in the heart of Downtown Denver at Sakura Square (between 19th and 20th on Larimer Street), 6:30 PM on 10.05.19.

Enjoy live street art painting with CRUSH walls artist Casey Kawaguchi, music from local Japanese Panamanian-American hip-hop artist, ICHIBANJapanese taiko drumming with MC 3Two + Akatsuki breakdance crew, and an Okinawan shamisen duo led by artist Mamiko Ikeda.

The evening will also feature a local artist pop-up shopinteractive art demos, info about modern-day samurai influence, food trucks, Pacific Mercantile goodies, and more!

Admission is FREE and open to the public. RSVPing is highly encouraged!

VIP ACCESS is available and includes complimentary drink and food, access to a private lounge area, and an 'omiyage' gift bag. Click HERE to purchase VIP tickets.


The Japanese Arts Network (JA-NE) is a national resource for artistic collaboration and connection. We provide access to resources, and develop programs and platforms that support and strengthen visibility for JaJA (Japanese and Japanese-American) Artists in America who create with 'cultural intention' and are vital to society. We are dedicated to bringing together artists, communities, and presenters by celebrating and advancing Japanese arts experiences in America.

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