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Bunka no Hi 2022 - Free Cultural Festival Event Dedicated to Celebrating Japanese Culture
2022 Artist Yayoi Kusama Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
2023 - The 61st Annual Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival (Largest Exhibition Event of Japanese Culture in the United States) 2 Days
2022 6th Annual Little Tokyo Present 'Haunted Little Tokyo Block Party 2022' - Use RSVP Form
2022 San Diego Sake Week -  Sake Week is a Week-Long Celebration (Oct 1st-8th, 2022)
2023 Annual Diablo Japanese Summer Festival Event - Bon Odori (2 Days) Japanese Food Booths, Taiko, Games..
2022 Memphis Japan Festival Memphis Botanic Garden - Celebrate the History, Culture & People of Japan
2022 Life Cycles | A Bamboo Exploration with Tanabe Chikuunsai IV (Exhibition 07-28 to 01-15-2023)
2022 Hello Kitty Cafe to Open Location at Las Vegas Mall in July 2022
2022 Ippakutei Tea House Tour Open House/Guided Tour Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan
2022 Origami in the Garden - 70 Museum-Quality Metal Sculptures Inspired by Japanese Art of Folding Paper (May-Oct 16, 2022) Kevin & Jennifer Box
2023 Monterey Peninsula Buddhist 75st Annual Temple Obon Festival (Sunday) Bon Odori, Japanese Food, Entertainment, Ikebana Exhibits, Games, Crafts..
2023 West Covina Buddhist Temple Obon Festival - East San Gabriel Valley - Bon Odori Dancing, Taiko, Japanese Food, Martial Arts, Games.. (Sat Only)

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How Old is San Francisco Japantowns?

San Francisco is one of the oldest Japantowns in the United States.

How Many Official Japantown Are There in the United States?

There are four official Japantowns in the United States, San Francisco Japantown is the largest of them. The town is known as the hub of Japanese culture.

When the First Japanese Immigrants Arrive in San Francisco?

The first Japanese immigrants arrived in San Francisco Bay in 1869. Japanese immigrants moved to the edge of San Francisco Chinatown and the South of Market neighborhood.

Where Was the First Official San Francisco Japantown Located in San Francisco?

Following the San Francisco Earthquake in 1906, the Japanese community relocated to the citys present day Japantown in the Western Addition, and also, the South Park neighborhood. In 1900 there were 90 Japanese businesses. By 1909 this figure increased to 545.

What Streets are San Francisco Japantown Located?

The main thoroughfare is Post Street, between Fillmore Street (to the west) and Laguna Street (to the east). The Japantown neighborhood is generally considered to be bordered on the north by Bush or Pine Street, and on the south by Geary Boulevard.

Where is the Center of San Francisco Japantown Located?

San Francisco Japantown focal point is the Japan Center, which opened in 1968, and is the site of three Japanese-oriented shopping centers. The San Francisco Peace Pagoda, also at the Japan Center, is a five-tiered concrete stupa designed by Japanese architect Yoshiro Taniguchi.

What is the San Francisco Peace Pagoda?

The San Francisco Peace Pagoda is a five-tiered concrete stupa designed by Japanese architect Yoshiro Taniguchi.

Is There a Walking Tour to Explore San Francisco Japantown?

The Japantown History Walk was to teach about the unique historical and cultural significance of the space the Nikkei community has established in Japantown over the past 110 years.

Where Does the Walking Tour in San Francisco Japantown Start?

The Japantown History Walk tour starts at Peace Plaza by Japan Center Mall West Entrance.