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2023 Monterey Museum of Art’s Exhibition ' Illuminado' (Edi Matsumoto’s Spirit Trees, Based on Japanese Tradition)
2024 Mochitsuki New Year’s Celebration (Year of the Dragon with Delicious Mochi, Music & Dance Performances, & Japanese Cultural Activites)
2023 Sumo + Sushi - Santa Monica (Experience the Excitement of this 1,500 Year Old Ancient Japanese Sport)
2024 Director’s Pick Drum Tao from Japan (30th Anniversary Tour Merge Wadaiko Drums with Japanese Flutes and Harps)
2023 Origami Workshop Holiday Edition (Instructors Laurie & Lev Zienchuk Teach Interesting Holiday-Themed Origami)
2023 Our Shared Future Family Day at JANM (Experience a Day of Free Admission and Diverse Cultural Activities for All Ages)
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2023-2024 - Bellevue Collection Cultural Celebration Of Oshogatsu (Interactive Digital Exhibit, in Bellevue Square’s Center (Nov - Jan 1, 2024)
2024 O-Shogatsu (お正月) Festival - Japanese New Year Event - Portland Japanese Garden
March 11, 2011 Japan Anniversary Earthquake & Tsunami that Struck Japan & Radioactive Detection in the Pacific Coast Ocean - Help Japan
2024 - 27th Annual Anniversary Cherry Blossom Festival - Japanese Culture at Barnes Park-Monterey Park (2 Days) Japanese Dancing, Taiko, Food, Crafts
2023 Japanese Tea Ceremony (One of the Most Ancient & Revered Arts in Japan, At the Very Heart of Japan House, is Chado, Also Known as the Way of Tea)
2023 Cultural Performance: Koto Harp (Holiday-Themed Koto Performance by Oregon Koto-Kai)

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2023 Map of San Francisco Japantown, California

Things To See & Do in San Francisco Japantown

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

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Map of San Francisco Japantown

About San Francisco Japantown

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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.