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San Francisco Japantown Events and Workshops

Japantown knows how to celebrate and that includes seasonal holidays as well as Japanese observances. Oshogatsu is the Japanese celebration of the new year with special ceremonies observed at local places of worship. In spring, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival is the community’s biggest celebration culminating with the Grand Parade that runs through the heart of Japantown. Spring ends with the Kodomo No Hi(Children’s Day) in May. Summer is festival time when the community celebrates Anime, Japanese culture and Japanese Obon(honoring ancestors) with multiple festivals and events. In August, Nihonmachi Street Fair, the melting pot of street fairs, celebrates Asian-Pacific America and San Francisco. The celebrations continue into autumn when several festivals honor the coming of harvest such as our Aki Matsuri. Also, on Halloween, the Japantown Cultural and Community Center of Northern California(JCCCNC) “The Center” welcomes trick or treaters with a carnival. In the Winter, the Japantown community lights it up for the holidays where Santa can be found roaming the mall and lights at the Hotel Kabuki, Japan Center Malls, Peace Plaza and Buchanan can be seen.

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december

01dec10:30 am15(dec 15)9:00 pmFeaturedAnother Hole in the Head Film FestivalFifteen days of mind bending cinema from the San Francisco Bay Area and around the globe!10:30 am - 9:00 pm (15) PST New People Cinema Event Tagsfilm festival

06dec7:00 pm9:00 pmBurn Calories with Yosakoi Dance7:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Center

13dec6:00 pm9:00 pmKaraoke in JapantownCommunity Karaoke – December 2019 with co-host JET Alumni Association of Northern California6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

13dec7:00 pm9:00 pmBurn Calories with Yosakoi Dance7:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Center

14dec10:00 am4:00 pmFeaturedKimochi Silver Bells Arts & Crafts and Food Faire10:00 am - 4:00 pm St Mary's Event Center

14dec12:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedSanta Claus Comes to Japantown12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Japan Center East Mall Event Tagsjapantown,santa photos

14dec12:30 pm3:00 pmFeaturedLearn about Winter Japanese DishesWinter Kaiseki Cooking Workshop12:30 pm - 3:00 pm The Center

15dec11:00 am6:00 pmMochizuki Workshops11:00 am - 6:00 pm The Center Event Tagsmochi,new year

15dec12:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedSanta Claus Comes to Japantown12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Japan Center East Mall Event Tagsjapantown,santa photos

21dec12:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedSanta Claus Comes to Japantown12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Japan Center East Mall Event Tagsjapantown,santa photos

21dec4:00 pm5:30 pmNa Leo Hawaiian Holidays Concert4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST The Center

22dec12:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedSanta Claus Comes to Japantown12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Japan Center East Mall Event Tagsjapantown,santa photos

april

11aprAll Day19Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival(All Day) Event TagsAnnual Event

june

07jun11:00 am4:00 pmSoy and Tofu Festival11:00 am - 4:00 pm Event TagsAnnual Event

august

01augAll Day02Nihonmachi Street Fair(All Day) Event TagsAnnual Event

october

18oct11:00 am5:00 pmAki Matsuri11:00 am - 5:00 pm Event TagsAnnual Event

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