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

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


    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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    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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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…

Free Virtual Yosakoi Dance Workshop Co-Hosted by Berkeley Buddhist Temple

Sunday, October 18, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Try out Yosakoi dance with Ito Yosakoi and other beginners at this free virtual workshop! More…

Shibori Tie-Dyeing Virtual Workshop

Saturday, November 7, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Learn the art of Japanese indigo shibori tie-dying with Brooklyn-based textile artist Catherin Ruhl in our virtual workshop! 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.

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

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Picnic at the Plaza

Saturday and Sundays
11:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
July 18-Extended through November 1

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.

2020 Virtual Japantown Halloween Carnival

Friday, October 30, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

We’re keeping the Halloween Spirit alive with JCYC this year at our Virtual Japantown Halloween Carnival on Facebook Live! Be sure to enter your photos online for our children’s costume contest and all ages jack-o’-lantern carving contests by Tuesday, October 27! More…

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  • Upcoming Special Events

    6:00 pm 2020 Virtual Japantown Halloween...
    2020 Virtual Japantown Halloween...
    Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    2020 Virtual Japantown Halloween Carnival @ Facebook Live | San Francisco | California | United States
    2020 Virtual Japantown Halloween Carnival Friday, October 30, 2020 6:00pm – 7:30pm on Facebook Live at: www.facebook.com/LikeJCCCNC   CLICK HERE to enter the online costume contest and/or jack-o’-lantern carving contest by midnight on Tuesday, October 27th![...]
    11:00 am Shibori Tie-Dyeing VIrtual Workshop
    Shibori Tie-Dyeing VIrtual Workshop
    Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Shibori Tie-Dyeing VIrtual Workshop @ Online via Zoom webconferencing
    Shibori Indigo Tie-Dying Virtual Workshop Instructor: Catherine Ruhl Saturday, November 7, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST $30 Center Members, $35 General Public Connect via Zoom; Meeting ID and password to be issued upon[...]
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