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New Year’s Good Luck Foods with Sonoko Sakai
Saturday, December 2
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Learn how to prepare traditional Oshogatsu (Japanese New Year’s) dishes and the symbolic meanings behind these foods at Sonoko Sakai’s next cooking workshop! More…

Winter Kaiseki Workshop
Saturday, December 9
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy learning how to prepare and tasting a traditional multi-course kaiseki menu inspired by traditional New Year’s foods! More…

Mochitsuki Workshops
Saturday, December 16
11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (30 min. shifts throughout the day)

Help pound and prepare up to 2 lbs. of mochi to take home for the Oshogatsu (New Year’s) holiday! More…

We’re looking for new instructors!

Have a skill or hobby that you want to share? We’re searching for new instructors who can add their talents to the diverse programs we offer each year. Take a moment to fill out our Instructor Recruitment form here.

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Our ‘Comfort and Joy’ Auction is Now Open!
Bidding Closes on December 3

Find some great holiday gifts and support the Center at our online holiday auction at Bidding for Good! More…

 Community Kitchen – Nabe Night
Tuesday, November 28
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Join us for our final Community Kitchen night of the year and enjoy a hot boiling nabe (Japanese hotpot) dinner! More…

The Art of Screen Printing
Saturdays, January 13, 2018 – February 3, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sign up for our newest ongoing art class starting in January and learn how to screen print! More…

Dessert Mochi Workshop
Saturday, January 20, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Local chef Kaori Becker will teach you how to make 4 different kinds of delightful dessert mochi, including ice cream mochi! More…

  • Upcoming Special Events

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    2017 Mochitsuki Workshops
    Dec 16 all-day
    2017 Mochitsuki Workshops @ Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California | San Francisco | California | United States
    Mochitsuki Workshops Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (1/2 hour shifts) $15 JCCCNC Members, $20 General Public Register by Thursday, December 14, 2017 $15/person for JCCCNC Members $20/person for general public Children 5[...]
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    Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
    2018 Oshogatsu (New Year's) Festival @ JCCCNC | San Francisco | California | United States
    Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018 Location: The Center Time:11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tickets: FREE ADMISSION Celebrate the new year with the community at our annual Oshogatsu Festival, co-hosted with the Japanese Community Youth Council and API Legal[...]
    2:00 pm Dessert Mochi with Kaori Becker
    Dessert Mochi with Kaori Becker
    Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Dessert Mochi with Kaori Becker @ JCCCNC | San Francisco | California | United States
    Dessert Mochi with Kaori Becker Saturday, January 20, 2018 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Kaori Becker $55 JCCCNC Members $65 General Public   Mochi is both a traditional and modern ingredient to making sweets that[...]
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