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Saturday July 6, 2019

See CHINATOWN RISING @ New People Cinema

Join the directors of CHINATOWN RISING at New People Cinema, SF Japantown, on July 6th for four back to back screenings.

Saturday July 6, 2019

Grab some bargins at Japantown’s Konko Church Garage Sale

When: July 6, 2019, 10 A.M to 4:00 P.M. Where: Konko Church, 1909 Bush Street, Japantown, San Francisco  Calling all cultural treasure hunters! Seek out some great cultural bargains at the Konko Church Yard Sale. All proceeds to go to the church’s disaster relief efforts.

Saturday July 13, 2019

Come to Konko’s Summer Festival Bazaar

Come join the community of Konko Church at their annual Summer Bazaar. Portion of the proceeds support Boy Scout Troup 58.

Saturday July 13, 2019

Japanese Obon Lantern Floating at Sokoji

Join the Sokoji community and celebrate your family that has passed with a lantern. Floating a lantern in Japanese custom is away to honor your ancestors.

Sunday July 14, 2019

Make a plan to come to SF Japantown in kimonos!

The 64th “Japantown Kimono Day” - Time to put on your yukata (summer kimonos)! At 1pm we’ll show you how to make a bow for a yukata.

Saturday July 20, 2019

2019 SF Anime Festival & Cosplay

This is the annual meetup event in Japantown for Anime and Cosplay. We encourage all people to dress up and come to the SF Anime Festival and Cosplay. Learn more about cosplay and play some games with us!

Sunday July 21, 2019

Enjoy an Oji California ‘Pop Up’ Washoku Meal

"The Center" welcomes back chefs David Yoshimura and Casey Kusaka of Oji for another special pop up culinary experience! Order your tickets now.

Saturday July 27, 2019

Sunday July 28, 2019

81st Ginza Bazaar and Bon Odori

Eat. Play. Shop. Experience. A real community event, the Ginza Bazaar also features many Japanese food favorites such as teriyaki chicken, sushi, udon, BBQ ribs, curry, and homemade baked goods and cultural performances.

Saturday August 3, 2019

Sunday August 4, 2019

Enjoy the 46th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair

The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs.

Sunday August 25, 2019

Fold Paper at the Origami Palooza

At the 2019 Origami-Palooza & The Great Paper Airplane Contest, learn the art of origami, enter origami contests and participate in a paper airplane contest.

Duo Cosplayers from Canada Coming to the SF Anime Festival and Cosplay
Great news from the SF Anime Festival and Cosplay organizers. Two Canadian cosplayers are coming to the 2019 SF Anime Festival and Cosplay. Yume夢 and Kitsurie will be featured as the Guests of Honor at this year's festival.

Two New Groups Coming to 2019 Japan Day
New to the 2019 Japan Day are two new Japanese cultural groups. One who preserves Okinawan cultural arts from the beautiful islands of Hawaii and another with a long lineage of classical Japanese dance in Los Angeles. Check out their stories below.

Community Member Honored for 2019 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Our community is proud to announce the winner of the San Francisco Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration's Second Annual Edwin Mah Lee Public Service Award to Sandy Mori.


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