Links about Denver Takayama
Our Social Media Sites
Galleries and Past Activities
Other organization's activities
Currently the calendar is empty
While many committee activities are on hiatus due to the coronavirus, we have a web page that encourages you to share thoughts and creations with the committee.
Denver Sister Cities International and the Takayama sister city committee offered an online streaming presentation of the film Sanjuro a delightful samurai action comedy by Akira Kurosawa set in Edo era Japan.
If you missed the presentation, you can do your own Sanjuro movie night! Download and view the introduction talk given by DSCI (45mb), then watch your copy of the film and refer to our timestamped cultural notes (pdf)!
If you would like to be informed of future film offerings from DSCI and the Takayama committee, send an email to email@example.com.
If you are planning on traveling to Japan, with our group or on your own, it would help to have some background information. Here is some useful information about traveling to, and within, Japan
Got that craving for Japanese food? Want to support your favorite Japanese restaurant? Hakken Denver and the Japanese Arts Network maintain an excellent spreadsheet listing our favorite Japanese restaurants (some you may not even know about) including name, location, phone, hours of operation, web - as well as describing their takeout and delivery options. A great resource!
Click here to get our coronavirus information on Takayama
Events and Upcoming Activities
Virtual book club meeting
Tuesday February 2: 7:00-8:30-ish; location: online via Zoom.
Informal get together to discuss the book "Before the Coffee Gets Cold" By Toshikazu Kawaguchi,
chosen by Diane Gunson.
Information and availability via
Good Reads Website.
Email Steve Comstock to request the Zoom meeting info (If you have trouble, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
A Note about the last book: A really nice movie was made from the book we read in January. The book was titled "The Housekeeper and the Professor". The movie, titled "The Professor and His Beloved Equation", is a nicely done adaptation; available on YouTube.
Click here to see who has already signed up to come
Regular monthly meeting
(Our monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month)
Tuesday February 16th: 6:00-7:00-ish; location: online via Zoom.
Click here to request the Zoom meeting info (If you have trouble, simply send an email to email@example.com.)
Find out about the Committee calendar, budgets, and so on ...
A look back at activities and
involvement of members and friends during 2019 - a retrospective
(.pdf document) (Last updated 11 January, 2020)
And a look at the impact of our committee in the community in 2019 - (.pdf document) volunteer hours and dollars spent doing our work. (Last updated 11 January, 2020
Plans for 2020 (.pdf document) (Last updated 17 August, 2020)
Why Denver Takayama is relevant to the larger community - Japanese, Japanese-American, all interested in Japan - in Denver and Colorado (.pdf document) (Last revised 1 February, 2017)
Denver / Takayama: the first 50 Years an historical record in English and Japanese. (.pdf document) (Last revised 23 August, 2010)
Technical paper on emails
(.pdf document - Some thoughts on how to make email safer from hackers and more effective) (Written 26 March, 2015)
Getting a gun in Japan
(.pdf document) - No matter where you fall on the gun control issue, this article I found on Facebook has some intriguing ideas. (Uploaded 11 March, 2018)
Other Organization's Activities
Currently the calendar is empty