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Saturday May 7, 2016

Children’s Day Festival – Kodomo no Hi

  In partnership with the JCCNC, 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 Find out more at http://japancentersf.com/events/    

Thursday May 19, 2016

Saturday May 21, 2016

Sunday May 22, 2016

Uncle Gunjiro’s Girlfriend

“A True Story of Forbidden Love” A secret shame at the time of the Great Earthquake, the marriage of Helen Emery daughter of the Archdeacon of Grace Cathedral and Gunjiro Aoki, scion of a samurai noble house, sparked Yellow peril journalism, public outrage, death threats and the loss of Ms. Emery’s citizenship. Told by Gunjiro’s […]

Sunday May 22, 2016

Standing Strong! Japantown and Fillmore

“Standing Strong! Fillmore & Japantown” explores the overlapping history of African Americans and Japanese Americans in neighborhoods deeply eroded by the displacements of WWII and urban renewal—and now by gentrification. How has displacement impacted ordinary people? What do we remember of the old days? What do we treasure? What are today’s challenges? What keeps us going, and what have we learned? When: Sunday, May 22, 2016, 1-3pm  FREE Where: San Francisco […]

Saturday June 4, 2016

Soy and Tofu Festival

Hosted at a new venue, the event center at Saint Mary’s Cathedral, this exciting culinary and cultural event showcases soy and tofu vendors, provides an educational forum on the various uses and benefits of soy and tofu, offers live music and cultural entertainment, interactive games and tofu eating contests, and culminates with the Soy and […]

Sunday June 26, 2016

Japan Day Festival

Celebrate the cultural heritage of Japantown with a special 110th Year Performance from Japanese artists from Tokyo, Chicago, and Bay Area. Taiko, Japanese Classical & folk dance, Japanese dolls, Okiya Style Shamisen music, and more. In partnership with GenRyu Arts. FREE Live Performances and Demonstrations by: Sakura Ren – SF. Awa-Odori Kai (San Francisco)* Gintenkai […]

Saturday July 16, 2016

SF Anime & Cosplay Festival

Join us to celebrate all things anime and cosplay! Get your wigs and costume on, find your Senpai and notice your Kohai while exploring great shops and restaurants in East and West Japantown Malls. Not sure what to do? Stop by Senpai booth to get Cosplay 101 from local cosplayers. When: 11:00 AM – 4:00 […]

Saturday July 23, 2016

Sunday July 24, 2016

Buddhist Church of San Francisco Ginza Bazaar & Obon Odori Street Festival

Come out to the Buddhist Church of San Francisco (BCSF)’s 78th annual Ginza Bazaar and Obon Odori Street Festival! Activities include cultural performances and exhibits, taiko, games, bingo, and a silent auction. Fill your stomach with delicious Japanese food including teriyaki chicken, sushi, udon, BBQ ribs, curry, and homemade baked goods. O-Bon dancing will take […]

October Events to Enjoy in Japantown
Two events in Japantown to see in October - SFAG Passport Event and Halloween Spooktacular.

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 […]

Hot August Events in Japantown
August is hot busy in Japantown. Many cultural treats to enjoy from Nihonmachi Street Faire, J-Pop Summit Festival and Origami. 1. Nihonmachi Street Fair Saturday, August 1, 2015, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Sunday, August 2, 2015 , 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Japantown Peace Plaza & SF Japantown  This is the 42nd year celebration of this […]

Put these June Events on Your Japantown Radar
Summer is coming! Our summer festivals kickoff in June with the Soy and Tofu Festival. We also have some Peace Plaza happenings listed as well. Check it out! McKinley High School Orchestra Wednesday, June 3, 2015 , 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm Japantown Peace Plaza Soy and Tofu Festival Saturday, June 6, 2015, 11a-5p Japantown Peace […]