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    Although we are apart, we remain a COMMUNITY at Heart!

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    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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ALL IN-PERSON CLASSES and WORKSHOPS ARE CANCELLED until further notice.

Upcoming Virtual Events:


Virtual Tea Tasting with Rona Tison of Ito En

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Experience a virtual tea tasting with tea industry expert and connoisseur Rona Tison of Ito En, the global leaders of green tea and innovators of Japan’s #1 unsweetened bottled green tea- Oi Ocha. Registration includes a variety pack of Ito En tea samples for use during the workshop. More…


Seize

Brian Komei Dempter’s San Francisco: Book Launch Event
Saturday, December 5, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Brian Komei Dempster will share poems from his new collection, Seize, alongside photos and video clips.  More…


Community Kitchen Virtual Potluck: Noodles and Holiday Dishes

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Prepare and share your favorite noodle or holiday dishes with us over Zoom at our monthly virtual potluck! More…


Virtual Family Holiday Crafts Workshop

Saturday, December 12, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Learn how to make your own bread dough ornaments and an origami tsuru (crane) wreath ornament! More…


Kenji’s Kitchen: Matcha Roll Cake Online Cooking Class

Sunday, December 13, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Learn how to make a fluffy and creamy matcha roll cake, perfect for the holidays at our monthly online cooking class with chef Kenji Yokoo! 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


Job Opportunities

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 make a difference in people’s lives, maybe a career at the Center is for you.

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Picnic at the Plaza

Saturday and Sundays
11:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
July 18-Extended through November 29

Join us at Japantown’s Peace Plaza – free outdoor dining space with canopy, lighting, heaters, hand-wash stations, restrooms and socially distanced sanitized tables and chairs. Enjoy a meal while supporting Japantown businesses!  To learn more visit our Facebook event!

This program is brought to you by the Center in cooperation with the S.F. Recreation and Parks Department and the Japantown Merchants Association. Funded by The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation.


Complete the Center Census TODAY!Help us understand our constituents and cater our efforts to best serve the community’s needs. Click here to take survey.


Ongoing Virtual Classes:


Virtual Senior Chair Aerobics Class

Every Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Our senior chair aerobics class is now being held online via Zoom every Thursday! Stay active while we shelter in place! More…


Virtual Yosakoi Dance with Ito Yosakoi

Fridays through December 18
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Our weekly Yosakoi dance classes with Ito Yosakoi dance group are now virtual! More…


Your Family, Your History Genealogy Webinar Series Videos Now Available!

For those of you who missed our genealogy series with genealogist Linda Harms-Okazaki, lifetime access to the full online video course and materials are now available for purchase! Learn how to research your family records in both the US and Japan as well as how to write and keep memories of your family alive for future generations! More…


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  • Upcoming Special Events

    Dec
    5
    Sat
    11:00 am Seize – Book Launch with Author ...
    Seize – Book Launch with Author ...
    Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Seize - Book Launch with Author Brian Komei Dempster @ Online via Zoom webconferencing
    Seize Brian Komei Dempster’s San Francisco Book Launch Event Saturday, December 5, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST Free Admission, Advance Registration Required Connect via Zoom; Meeting ID and password to be issued upon[...]
    Dec
    8
    Tue
    6:00 pm Community Kitchen Virtual Potluc...
    Community Kitchen Virtual Potluc...
    Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Community Kitchen Virtual Potluck: Noodles and Holiday Dishes @ Online | San Francisco | California | United States
    Community Kitchen Virtual Potluck: Noodles and Holiday Dishes Join us for this month’s Community Kitchen Virtual Potluck and share your favorite Japanese noodle or holiday dishes with us! Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:00 p.m. –[...]
    Dec
    12
    Sat
    2:00 pm Virtual Family Holiday Crafts Wo...
    Virtual Family Holiday Crafts Wo...
    Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    Virtual Family Holiday Crafts Workshop @ Online
    Join the Center for a Virtual Family Holiday Crafts Workshop on Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Learn two different crafts in time for Christmas!  Learn how to make bread dough ornaments[...]
    Dec
    13
    Sun
    11:00 am Kenji’s Kitchen – Matcha Roll Ca...
    Kenji’s Kitchen – Matcha Roll Ca...
    Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Kenji's Kitchen - Matcha Roll Cake Online Cooking Class @ Online | San Francisco | California | United States
    Sign up for our online cooking webinar with chef Kenji Yokoo and learn how to make matcha roll cake, a tasty Japanese dessert for the holidays! Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.[...]
    Dec
    16
    Wed
    6:00 pm Virtual Tea Tasting with Rona Ti...
    Virtual Tea Tasting with Rona Ti...
    Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Virtual Tea Tasting with Rona Tison of ITO EN @ Online | San Francisco | California | United States
    Virtual Tea Tasting Workshop with Rona Tison of ITO EN Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PST Instructor: Rona Tison, Executive Vice President – Corporate Relations and PR, Ito En North America,[...]
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