The mission of the SBWA is to serve and support the Buddhist Church of Sacramento and to promote a better understanding of the Jodo Shinshu teachings. The SBWA was founded in March 1901 and was known as the Sacramento Bukkyo Fujinkai. It was formally inaugurated in 1903 by a group of pioneering issei. The leadership of the this organization was undertaken by the resident minister’s wife until 1960.
Sakura Gakuen Japanese Language School is a nonprofit school which teaches not only the language, but the culture and tradition of Japan. Our mission is to provide excellent Japanese language education for children and adults of diverse backgrounds. All are welcome to learn Japanese in a small class setting from our dedicated bilingual professionals.