Japan Day Festival


Celebrate the cultural heritage of SF Japantown with a special 110th Year Performances from Japanese artists from Chicago, San Francisco, and Bay Area. See demonstrations and performances of taiko, japanese classical & folk dance, japanese dolls, Okiya style shamisen music, and more. In partnership with GenRyu Arts.


FREE Live Performances and Demonstrations:


Gintenkai National Project
GenRyu Arts – Gen Taiko School
Kokuseiryu Shigin
Fujima Ryu of Chicago – Grand Masters Shunojo Fujima and Yoshinojo Fujima
Tsukasa Taiko of Chicago
Sakura Ren – SF Awaodori Kai
Japantown Merchants Association Obon with Hanayagi Sensei

GenRyu Arts – Gen Odori school and special guests: Lenora Lee and

Yukiya Jerry Waki (SF Japantown 110th Anniv. odori piece)
Washi Ningyo – Rochelle Lum

Sakura Ren – SF Awaodori Kai (public dance participation)
Shodo – Master Artist Masato Kawahatsu Sensei
SF-East Bay Mataro Miyabikai – Dir. Merry Nishimura
Toyoaki Shamisen – Tatsu Aoki Sensei


*Workshops offered throughout the week of June 21st-26th for more info.www.genryuarts.org

Obon Odori: By Michiya Hanayagi, Instructor 4:00 – 5:00pm

Bon Odori is a traditional summer festival in which we honor our ancestors who have passed on and celebrate their ongoing presence in the lives we enjoy today. Join us for practices on June 13th, June 15th, June 20th, June 22nd, 6:15-7:15 PM@ May’s Coffee Shop

Hosted in partnership with GenRyu Arts

When: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Japantown Peace Plaza
Cost: Free

For more information: visit http://japancentersf.com/events/japan-day-festival-3/ 

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