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Ukulele 101 Workshop – October 2018
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Ukulele 101 Workshop for the True Beginner

Thursday Evenings, October 4-25, 2018
Instructor: Don Sadler

This four week course will cover basic skills starting with how to tune, hold and strum your ukulele.  Learn chords and techniques that will have you playing and singing in no time!  The class is open to adults, and will prepare budding ukulele players for the Center’s ongoing Intermediate Ukulele class.  All you need is an ukulele!

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Japantown Halloween Carnival
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

2018 Halloween Carnival

Presented by the Center and JCYC
Friday, October 26, 2018
6:00pm – 8:30pm
$7.00/Person at the Door

Games and prizes, tricks and treats, arts and crafts and goodies to eat!  On October 26th, there’s only one place for all your little witches, ghouls and goblins to be: the Halloween Carnival at the Center! $7 admission per person. Bring out the kids for a fun evening including:

  • Halloween Games and Prizes
  • Arts and Crafts activities
  • Bounce House
  • Haunted Hallway
  • Cupcake Decorating
  • Costume Parade and Contest

Be sure to come dressed in your Halloween best! Our costume parade and contest includes prizes for the best in the following categories:

  • Cutest Costume
  • Scariest Costume
  • Most Creative Costume
  • Best Costume Overall
  • Most Spirited Group/Family

Click here to view pictures from past Halloween Carnivals!

Tsute Fude Brush Pen Calligraphy Greeting Card Workshop
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Tsute Fude Brush Pen Calligraphy Greeting Card Workshop

Saturday, November 3, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
With Kayoko Kanazawa
$55 Center Members, $65 General Public







Join instructor Kayoko Kanazawa as she teaches Tsute Fude, brush pen calligraphy, a distinct Japanese style of brushwork with a decorative visual element. Learn how to make greeting cards for the holidays using the fude brush pen style, perfect for your Christmas or Oshogatsu (Japanese New Year’s) greetings! Workshop includes all materials, including your own fude brush pen to take home with you!

What is Tsute fude?
Tsute fude is a style of contemporary Japanese calligraphy. “Tsu – Te- Fu – De” (伝筆). In Kanji, “伝” (Tsu-Te) means “connection” and “筆” (Fu-De) means “brush” as a special brush-pen is used for this method. Tsute fude is a unique way to draw messages and an easy way to express your thoughts and emotions, particularly the feelings of the heart. This technique uses Japanese calligraphy characters but allows you to express yourself with more freedom and fewer rules than traditional Japanese calligraphy. Enjoy creating decorative and greeting cards with artistic letters in as short as a 90 minutes, in this calligraphy workshop.

About Kayoko Kanazawa
Kayoko started teaching this wonderful style of Japanese calligraphy in 2017 and absolutely loves it. Often while drawing,  she forgets the time and works late into the night! Kayoko’s Japanese calligraphy classes are so much fun, filled with learning, laughter and discovery. “It is such a joy for me to see the amazement and satisfaction in the faces of my students as their writing skills rapidly advance,” explains Kayoko, “I hope to share this wonderful experience with you and see your hand writing grow. It is a skill that you will find joy in sharing with friends and family for many years to come.”




Nabe Nights – November 2018 with Nakayoshi Young Professionals
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Nabe Nights @ the Center
November 2018 – with Nakayoshi Young Professionals

Friday, November 9, 2018
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$25 General Admission








We’re excited to announce the start of Nabe Nights, our community fundraiser program where the Center teams up with a different community group once a month to host a nabe (Japanese hotpot) dinner! Proceeds from ticket sales go toward supporting both the Center and the partnering community organization for the month. Our first Nabe Night will be held in collaboration with Nakayoshi Young Professionals, a social and volunteer service program of the San Francisco JACL chapter that keeps recent college graduates and other young working adults connected to the community through monthly volunteer and social events. Come out and enjoy a great social dinner while supporting two great community organizations! For more information on Nakayoshi Young Professionals, go to: or their Facebook page at:


We’re looking for more community partners to host additional Nabe Nights! If your community organization, group, team or program is interested in scheduling a Nabe Night fundraiser with the Center, please contact Programs Manager Haruka Roudebush at




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