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.
Holiday/Building Maintenance Schedule
Monday, December 23 – Sunday, January 5
The Center will be closed from Monday, December 23 through Sunday, January 5 for the holidays and building maintenance. The building will be open for the January 4 Oshogatsu Festival. Regularly scheduled activities and programs will resume on Monday, January 6. Happy holidays!
Enjoy a 10% Holiday Discount with Bachan’s, the Original Japanese BBQ Sauce!
Through Saturday, December 21
Limit 1 discount per customer/e-mail account
Enter code at checkout: FRIENDSOFTHEJCCC
Unlimited 15% Discount for Center Members!
E-mail us for special member code.
We’re pleased to team up with Bachan’s Original Japanese BBQ Sauce this holiday season with a special discount for Center supporters! This is a perfect stocking stuffer full of Japanese American flavor! Stay tuned for our cooking workshop with Bachan’s on January 25! Follow Bachan’s on Instagram and Facebook: @trybachans
Volunteers Needed for Mochitsuki Workshop
Sunday, December 15
Afternoon Shift: 2:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Our annual mochitsuki workshops are sold out, but we do need some volunteer help! Sign up for shifts online on our form here.
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.
Visit employment opportunites page here
The Center has received the 2019 Bronze Seal of Transparency from GuideStar
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
Community Karaoke Night and Potluck
Friday, December 13
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Come out for our quarterly karaoke and potluck party with the JET Alumni Association of Northern California! We’ll be singing songs in both Japanese and English, and some Christmas carols too! More…
December Kabuki Theatre Appreciation Class
Tuesday, December 10
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy learning about traditional kabuki theatre at our FREE monthly class, sponsored by the JET Alumni Association of Northern California. 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…
2020 Oshogatsu Matsuri (Japanese New Year’s Festival) – Year of the Rat
Saturday, January 4
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Bring the kids and family out to ring in the new year with us and the Japantown community at the 49th annual Oshogatsu Matsuri! 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