Hidden Histories Webinar: “Hidden Histories of Gambling in SJ Japantown”

Starts: March 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Ends: March 27, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Location:  Online (Zoom)
Admission:  Free

Saturday, March 27, 2021
1:00 – 2:30 pm Pacific Time
via Zoom Webinar

There were at least five locations where poker games were regularly held in San Jose Japantown. Can you guess where they were? Can you also guess what games kept the early immigrants of Heinlenville (San Jose Chinatown) entertained? And, is it true that the Chinese lottery tickets weren’t printed by the Chinese?

Join Hidden Histories of San Jose Japantown to learn the hidden histories of gambling in the Japanese, Chinese, and Filipino communities of San Jose Japantown. The show also features a special guest, Ted Ramos, author of “San Jose Gambling” and a San Jose Police Department officer.

Register Here

BONUS: Learn to Play Hanafuda!

Webinar registrants will also receive a separate Zoom invitation for an informal workshop on how to play Hanafuda (Japanese “flower cards”). Our Hanafuda workshop will be held on Friday, March 26th at 7:00 pm. Details will be emailed after you register.

Opening in mid-2021, Hidden Histories of San Jose Japantown is an augmented reality art project of the Japanese American Museum of San Jose funded by the Immersive Technology in the Arts grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft with support from the California History Center Foundation, De Anza College, the Chinese Historical & Cultural Project (CHCP), and the Filipino American National Historical Society.

(Hanafuda card table image: Marcus Richert, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)