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Japan Day Festival 2014

Sunday July 13, 2014
Japan Day Festival & Bon Odori
To celebrate the rich cultural heritage of San Francisco’s Japantown, we invite you to join us for a day of wonderful performances by some of the Bay Area’s leading performers in the Japanese arts. All performances will take place in the Japantown Peace Plaza.

Visit Japantown to explore the delicate might of Japanese art and music. This family friendly event will feature performances by some of the Bay Area’s leading performers in taiko, martial arts, koto and more. This event is produced in partnership with Genryu Arts. FREE

When: Sunday, July 13, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Japantown Peace Plaza, Post Street at Buchanan Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Cost: FREE


Saturday & Sunday August 2 & 3, 2014
The 41st Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair takes place on the first weekend of August. Entertainment on 2 stages, Food Fest, Children's World, Asian Artisans, and the ever popular Doggie World.

When: Saturday & Sunday, August 2 & 3 - 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Where: Japantown
Cost: FREE



What is Origami?
[Editor Note: This is an article from Linda Mihara of Paper Tree originally appeared on the Nichi Bei Weekly's Japanese Culture and Cherry Blossom Festival Guide]

Origami is the art of paper folding. Using a simple square sheet of paper, you can create an animal, bird, flower or decorative object just by using your hands. While some of the simple origami designs can be produced with less than 10 folds, more complex shapes require several hundreds of folds and creases - mastered by just a few who have studied and developed origami for years. 

If you are interested in Origami, the annual Origami Palooza event is scheduled on June 22, 2014 from 1pm to 5pm at the Japan Center Malls. You can learn many folding techniques from guest experts in Origami.

SF Japantown Announces
New Logo & Banners

San Francisco Japantown, one of three remaining Japantowns, is pleased to announce a new logo and banner for its community.  A new logo and banners were made possible through the generous funding by the Mayor’s Invest In Neighborhoods program and Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development. 
San Francisco Japantown Announces New Logo & Banners


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