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    Reserve your tickets here for your chance to win one of many prizes in our Sweepstakes opportunity! This year’s sweepstakes will feature four different drawings! Click here to learn more.

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

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

  •  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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  •  Center Census 2020

    By filling out the Center Census, you are helping us understand our constituents and cater our efforts to best serve the community’s needs. Click here to take survey.

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

Picnic at the Plaza

Saturday and Sundays
11:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
July 18-Extended through October 31

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.


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…


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.

Visit employment opportunities page here


The Center has received the 2019 Bronze Seal of Transparency from GuideStar

 

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VIRTUAL TABEMASHO 2020

Saturday, September 19
4:00 – 4:30.p.m.

Click here for more details


Thank you to all of our Sweepstakes participants!

 The opportunity to purchase tickets has ended. View our event on Saturday 9/19 to see the drawing.


WWII Series: Through the Wire with Ruth Asawa

Saturday, September 26, 2020
2:00 p.m.

The Walt Disney Museum is offering Center Members their member rate of $8!  Please join them in this special webinar featuring Ruth Asawa’s work!  Click here for more info.


Community Kitchen Virtual Potluck: Okinawan Dishes

Tuesday, September 22
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

We’ll be exploring how to make regional Okinawan dishes and sharing on our webcams at this month’s Community Kitchen Virtual Potluck! More…


Cookbook Presentation and Live Virtual Cooking Demo with Sonoko Sakai

Wednesday, September 30
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Cook along with food writer Sonoko Sakai and check out her new cookbook, Japanese Home Cooking: Simple Meals, Authentic Flavors! Custom home curry kits are available from Sonoko for those who want to cook with Sonoko from your own kitchens! More…


Ukulele 101 Online Workshops For the True Beginner

Saturdays, September 5 – 26
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Our 4-week Ukulele 101 workshop series for true beginners is now online on Zoom for the month of September! More…


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  • Upcoming Special Events

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    2:00 pm Ukulele 101 Online Workshops – F...
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    Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 3 @ 3:30 pm
    Ukulele 101 Online Workshops - Fall 2020 @ Online | San Francisco | California | United States
    Ukulele 101 Online Workshops for the True Beginner Fall 2020 Saturdays, September 5 – 26, 2020 2:00pm-3:30pm Instructor: Don Sadler $90 Center Members, $110 General Public This four week course via Zoom will cover basic skills starting[...]
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    2:00 pm Ukulele 101 Online Workshops – F...
    Ukulele 101 Online Workshops – F...
    Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 10 @ 3:30 pm
    Ukulele 101 Online Workshops - Fall 2020 @ Online | San Francisco | California | United States
    Ukulele 101 Online Workshops for the True Beginner Fall 2020 Saturdays, September 5 – 26, 2020 2:00pm-3:30pm Instructor: Don Sadler $90 Center Members, $110 General Public This four week course via Zoom will cover basic skills starting[...]
    Sep
    26
    Sat
    2:00 pm Ukulele 101 Online Workshops – F...
    Ukulele 101 Online Workshops – F...
    Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 17 @ 3:30 pm
    Ukulele 101 Online Workshops - Fall 2020 @ Online | San Francisco | California | United States
    Ukulele 101 Online Workshops for the True Beginner Fall 2020 Saturdays, September 5 – 26, 2020 2:00pm-3:30pm Instructor: Don Sadler $90 Center Members, $110 General Public This four week course via Zoom will cover basic skills starting[...]
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    30
    Wed
    6:00 pm Japanese Home Cooking: Cookbook ...
    Japanese Home Cooking: Cookbook ...
    Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Japanese Home Cooking: Cookbook Presentation and Virtual Cooking Demo with author Sonoko Sakai @ Online | San Francisco | California | United States
    Japanese Home Cooking: Cookbook Presentation and Virtual Cooking Demonstration with Author Sonoko Sakai Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Instructor: Sonoko Sakai $35 Center Members, $40 General Public In her next cooking[...]
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