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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 SF Japantown with a special 110th Year Performances from Japanese artists from Chicago, San Francisco, and Bay Area. See demonstrations and performances of taiko, japanese classical & folk dance, japanese dolls, Okiya style shamisen music, and more. In partnership with GenRyu Arts.   FREE Live Performances and Demonstrations: PEACE PLAZA […]

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 […]

Saturday August 6, 2016

Sunday August 7, 2016

43rd 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 6 – Sunday August 7 Time: 11am-6pm Location: SF Japantown Continually […]

Apply Now – Japantown Task Force Community Aide
JTF is hiring for the Community Aide position! Community Aides work on projects to promote the economic development and cultural preservation of the SF Japantown neighborhood. Please click here for the application. If interested, send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to bobh@japantowntaskforce.org and info@japantowntaskforce.org.

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 […]