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Explore all of the upcoming programs and events at the JCCCNC.

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Aug
19
Sun
Awa Odori Dance Workshop with SF Awakko Ren
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Awa Odori Dance Workshop
with San Francisco Awakko Ren

Sunday, August 19, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
$5 G
eneral Admission

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Come and join San Francisco Awakko-ren’s Awa Odori dance group as they host an introductory Awa Odori dance lesson here at the Center. San Francisco Awakko Ren is an Awa Odori dance group founded in 2011. Ada Odori is a traditional Japanese dance that is simple, joyful, and easy to get hooked on! Dancers wear traditional kimono as they dance to live music that includes taiko drum, kane (bell), flute, and shamisen (3 string Japanese instrument). Awa Odori is over 400 years old, originating in Tokushima, Japan. Each summer, over a million people gather in Tokushima to dance in what is the largest dance festival in Japan. Awakko Ren is an open group that teaches newcomers interested in performing or just looking for a new experience. Come give Awa Odori a try! Workshop is for ages 8+; children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Workshop Lesson Plan:

  • Introductions
  • Learn Choreography
  • Mini Performance
  • Closing and Free Dance

To learn more about San Francisco Awakko Ren, see their website at: https://www.sf-awakko.com/

Aug
26
Sun
Miso Making Workshop with Aedan Fermented Foods
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Miso Making Workshop with Aedan Fermented Foods

Sunday, August 26, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Mariko Grady of Aedan Fermented Foods
$55 JCCCNC Members
$65 General Public

Learn the basics of making traditional miso paste, and why it’s worth the six month wait!

We will begin with a TASTING and DISCUSSION of traditional Japanese foods fermented with koji, including miso, amazake, pickles and more! Then we will get HANDS-ON and mash together our own batch of miso from freshly cooked soy beans, koji and salt. Each student will take home a quart size jar of miso to ferment at home for a minimum of 6 months. Afterwards, enjoy a light menu including miso rice balls, miso soup, and more! Workshop will be led by Mariko Grady, the founder of Aedan, a local company making traditional Japanese fermented foods.

Workshop Menu:

  • Miso rice balls
  • Miso soup
  • Special Miso Dish by Mariko Grady
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About Mariko Grady:

Mariko Grady is the founder of Aedan Fermented Foods.

In 2011 after the devastating tsunami struck Japan, Mariko sold her natural fermented products to friends to fundraise for Japanese victims. The popularity of Mariko’s delicious fermented foods spread quickly by word-of-mouth in the local community between Japanese mothers and their friends. After this fundraising, Mariko started to write Aedan’s weekly newsletters to share fermented foods and her wisdom on leading a happy healthy life. In May 2012, Mariko joined the incubator kitchen program at La Cocina in San Francisco and since then has worked to develop her Aedan fermented food product line.

Aedan creates small batch fermented products using the knowledge passed down from Mariko’s Grandfather’s miso-making business and mother’s home miso recipes in Japan. Using this traditional knowledge, she has adjusted and perfected her recipes to match the unique flora and environment of San Francisco.

Aedan brings Japanese fermented foods that are essential to flavor and health of every traditional Japanese meal to your table. We hand craft these foods in small batch, bringing you the foundation you need to craft fresh, healthful meals for you and your family. For more information on Aedan Fermented Foods and products, visit: aedansf.com.

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Sep
15
Sat
Tabemasho 2018
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

REIMAGINE: Celebrating 45 Years and a New Beginning

Join us on in the Center’s newly renovated Nisei Community Hall/gymnasium as we celebrate the 45th Anniversary of our incorporation for a festival of food!

Come and graze your way through 16 yatai (Japanese style food booths) featuring awesome restaurants, trendy cocktails and comfort foods by community chefs.  This year we are showcasing some of the coolest up and coming pop-up restaurants in town!

Don’t be late… registration and silent auction open at 3:00 p.m., food booths open at 4:00 p.m. and the program will start at 5:00 p.m.

The event will also present a live auction featuring a trip to Japan for four with airfare donated by Japan Airlines (JAL) and 4-night accommodations provided by Kintetsu Travel (KIE).

Purchase Tickets HERE

Call (415) 567-5505 or email event@jcccnc.org for additional information. The Center is located at 1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the development of dynamic cultural, educational, social and outreach programs that serve the 185,000 visitors the Center welcomes each year.

Sep
22
Sat
Fall 2018 Kaiseki Cooking Workshop
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fall Kaiseki Workshop

Saturday, September 22, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Larry Sokyo Tiscornia and Kimika Soko Takechi
$45 JCCCNC Members
$55 General Public

Our popular seasonal Kaiseki cooking workshops consist of an elegant multi-course meal in the Kaiseki tradition using a menu of fresh ingredients to reflect the flavors and colors of each season. Our Fall Kaiseki Workshop features four dishes and will be primarily taught through demonstration with participants providing the final, artistic touches to complete these fine Kaiseki dishes.

 

Fall Tasting Menu:

  • Boiled Chilled Octopus
  • Autumn Sesame “Tofu” in a Fragrant Broth
  • Tofu Dressed Seasonal Vegetable
  • Taro Potato & Mushroom Mixed Rice
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Sep
29
Sat
Sake Day 2018
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MOVE OVER OCTOBERFEST!
AND STOP WINE(ING)!

SAY HELLO TO SAKE DAY!!

THIS IS THE ORIGINAL AND LARGEST “NIHONSHU NO HI” OR SAKE DAY CELEBRATION OUTSIDE OF JAPAN!

LET US GUIDE YOU TO THE BEST SAKES MADE IN JAPAN AND IN UNITED STATES. TASTE OVER 200 DIFFERENT TYPES OF SAKE. LET US EDUCATE YOU WITH SAKE EDUCATION STATIONS. AND LET US ENTERTAIN YOU WITH A PARTY THAT IS DEDICATED TO ALL THINGS SAKE.

MEET THE OWNERS AND MASTER SAKE MAKERS FROM MANY OF THE TOP BREWERIES OF JAPAN. GET DOWN WITH SAKES THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO THE US MARKET AND MANY THAT ARE NOT! ALSO EXPLORE THE US CRAFT SAKE MARKET AND MEET THE NEW GENERATION OF SAKE BREWERS.

ENJOY #THEFUTUREOFSAKE IN THE VERY LOVELY JAPAN TOWN THIS FALL IN SAN FRANCISCO!

ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE JCCCNC.

Tickets and additional details on Eventbrite site:  http://bit.ly/sakeday2018

 
 
 

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