PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS
The Center serves an estimated 180,000 people annually through its classes, programs and workshops, and community events, hosting over 80 on-going classes and programs for people of all ages. Read More
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Na Leo Hawaiian Holidays Concert at the Center
Hear the sweet sounds of Na Leo at the Center. Special MEMBER DISCOUNT – Event details here.
November Community Kitchen
Tuesday, November 12
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
We’ll be cooking up one of the ultimate Japanese winter comfort foods, oden (Japanese fish cake stew) for our final Community Kitchen dinner of the year! Enjoy learning how to make this and other Japanese/Japanese American side dishes at our quarterly multigenerational communal dinner! More…
Yosakoi Dancing with Ito Yosakoi
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Center is the new home of Ito Yosakoi dance group, which will teach the contemporary Japanese dance style of yosakoi, combining traditional movements and group choreography to upbeat, energetic music! No dance experience necessary! More…
Inspiring, Creative, Committed, Detail-oriented, Team-Player, Positive and Outgoing – if these are some of the words that describe your work values and you want to help make a difference in people’s lives while contributing toward the future of the Japanese American community, maybe a career at the Center is for you.
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Na Leo Hawaiian Holidays Concert
Saturday, December 21
NA LEO, the three childhood friends – Nalani Jenkins, Lehua Kalima and Angela Morales come for their only Bay Area appearance on their 2019 Hawaiian Holidays Tour. Learn more
Cooking with Shio Koji Workshop with Aedan Fermented Foods
Sunday, November 17
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mariko Grady, founder of local Japanese producer Aedan Fermented Foods, returns for another cooking workshop that will teach you how to make and use shio koji to add umami and depth to the flavors in your home cooking! More…
Winter Kaiseki Cooking Workshop
Saturday, December 14
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Our Winter Kaiseki cooking workshop will feature five elegant dishes themed around 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