Past Events


Saratoga Blossom Festival
March 21st

We had a Hakone booth at the Blossom Festival.  We were busy with people visiting our booth


Shichi-Go-San Photo Shoot
November 15th

The Hakone Foundation and the Shichi-Go-San Volunteer committee successfully hosted the annual Shichi-Go-San photo shoot event on November 15th.  We appreciate more than fifteen volunteers for running the event.

Shichi-Go-San is a Japanese custom where we celebrate the growth and health of children.

Hakone Grand Tea Ceremony
October 26th

The annual Hakone Grand Tea Ceremony was successfully hosted by John Larissou and a lot of volunteers, including more than thirty high school students, on October 26th.

The Hakone Grand Tea Ceremony invited various styles of tea schools and allowed tea students from different tea backgrounds learn and enjoy differences and similarities.

Hakone Matsuri (Festival)

Sunday, May 19, 2013, 11 AM - 4 PM
Hakone's 14th Hakone Matsuri, featuring the following:
  • Tsugaru Shamisen
  • Taiko performance
  • Theatre of Yougen
  • Mochi pouding performance
  • Flower Arrangement
  • Tea Ceremony
  • Silent Auction
  • Ramen, Gyoza, Yakitori
  • and more

Chinese Village Fair
Sunday, March 2, 2014
11 am - 3 pm

  • Double Lion Dance
  • Children's activities and crafts
  • Chinese Musical Performances
  • Tea Tasting
  • Year of the Horse Student Art Competition
  • Year of the Horse Art Exhibition
  • Chinese Food Booth