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Saturday May 5, 2018

Kodomo No Hi – Children’s Day Festival

In partnership with the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC), this traditional youth celebration will feature traditional Japanese performances, mochi pounding, youth art contests, arts and crafts, activities, games, bouncy house and more. When: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Where: Japantown Peace Plaza Cost: Free

Saturday June 2, 2018

Sunday June 3, 2018

Buchanan Mall Celebration

A 50th Anniversary Celebration on the Buchanan Mall. Come enjoy a full day of live music, dance and cultural performances.

Saturday June 30, 2018

Soy and Tofu Festival

Come discover the joy of soy at the eighth annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival! A fundraiser for the Nichi Bei Foundation, to support the publication of the Nichi Bei Weekly.

Saturday August 5, 2017

Sunday August 6, 2017

44rd Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair

For the Community, Embracing All Communities The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service. Date: Saturday August 5th – Sunday August 6th Location: SF Japantown Continually evolving to […]

Saturday September 23, 2017

San Francisco Osaka Matsuri

    The 2nd annual Osaka Festival is coming your way! This year is the 50th Date: Saturday August 27th at 1:00 PM For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/osakamatsurisf/      

Volunteer Opportunities in Japantown
Year-round, the Japantown community asks for volunteers to help program a lot of the events in Japantown. Some of our events, like the Cherry Blossom Festival requires almost 500 volunteers. We understand there are a lot of great causes out there and giving your time to help support the community is something we treasure. We […]

10 Exciting New Things at the 2015 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
By Ryan Smith This year marks the 48th anniversary of the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, and to celebrate, there are going to be several noteworthy additions. The best part of these new attractions is that there’s something for everyone, so there’s no reason why the whole family can’t enjoy! Let’s take a look at […]

Discover Japantown: Edible Excursions’ Tour Shines a Light on Unique Culinary Offerings
Japantown is one of the most culturally rich neighborhoods of San Francisco, with a fascinating history and delicious, authentic cuisine. Edible Excursions has led culinary tours through the neighborhood for 3 years, guiding guests to the many diverse gems including YakinQ Café for sweet potato lattes, fresh onigiri (rice balls) from Kissako Tea, handmade mochi […]