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Saturday January 5, 2019

48th Oshogatsu Matsuri (Japanese New Year Festival)

Please join us for the 48th Annual Oshogatsu Matsuri (Japanese New Year Festival) for community fun for the family!

Sunday January 13, 2019

1st Kimono Day for 2019

What: The 61st “Japantown Kimono Day” When:  January 13th from 10:00am  Where: Kinokuniya Mall (Japantown), 1881 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115 Make a plan to come to SF Japantown in kimonos!  Special Event =========================================================== 1:30pm : Enjoy Calligraphy Master Suisen Sekiguchi’s big brush performance ============================================================ Simply come and join us in your kimono or yukata and enjoy the […]

Monday February 27, 2017

No events happening in February

Wednesday March 28, 2018


On March 28, exactly 50 years ago, the Japan Center was officially opened. We invite you to join us for a special ceremony to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Japan Center and honor Japantown’s pioneering business community.

Saturday April 14, 2018

Sunday April 15, 2018

Saturday April 21, 2018

Sunday April 22, 2018

51st Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

The executive committee of the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival has announced its dates for this year’s festival – April 14, 15 & April 21, 22 and is free to the public. The Grand Parade will be on April 22 starting from SF Civic Center and ending in Japantown. The first Cherry Blossom Festival took place […]

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

What is Oshogatsu and why is it important to the Japanese
The most important Japanese Holiday of the year is New Year or Oshogatsu (正月). It has the same resonance as Christmas for the Christians faith: a time for celebration, spiritual communion and being with family. The New Year is a great opportunity to celebrate the religious aspect in Japanese culture as well as eat great […]

Japan Center Malls’ 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Meet the Designer of the New Japan Center Garage Logo
    Please meet Lauren Lee, the designer selected by the Japan Center Garage Corporation, who designed the new branding logo for the Japan Center Garage Corporation. Her design embodied the spirit and the feel of what the Japan Center Garage Corporation wanted in a new refreshed look. We sat down with Lauren and asked […]


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