Past Events Archive

Aki Matsuri – Fall Festival

October 20, 2018
Come celebrate Aki Matsuri, fall festival marking our 50th Anniversary of Japan Center! Featuring top Japanese cultural groups of San Francisco and greater bay area in Japanese drumming, dance, martial arts, and more!  Two stages of performances, demonstrations, and workshops. Bring the whole family for a day of culture and art! #SFJAPANTOWN
Peace Plaza Stage:

  • San Francisco Taiko Dojo
  • San Jose Taiko
  • Michiya Hanayagi and Michisuya Hanayagi Japanese Classical Dance Group
  • Gen Odori
  • Sakura Ren
  • Koryu, San Francisco Suio Ryu

East Mall Stage:

  • SF Kendo Dojo
  • Washi Ningyo, Rochelle Lum
  • Shamisen, Fujimoto Hideki Kai
  • Shodo, Reverend Kawahatsu
  • Origami, Vicky Mihara Avery & Linda Mihara of Paper Tree
  • Mari Tsukino
  • SF Koto Group Hanaikada
  • Ito Yosakoi

Onsite Workshops

  • Origami, Vicky Mihara Avery & Linda Mihara of Paper Tree
  • Washi Ningyo, Rochelle Lum
  • Shodo, Reverend Kawahatsu

Sponsored by the East and West Japan Center Malls, Japantown Merchants Association and the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco.

In Partnership with the Japan Center Garage Corporation, Japantown Taskforce, San Francisco Taiko Dojo, San Jose Taiko and San Francisco Rec and Park.


When: 12:00 -4:30 PM
Where: San Francisco Japantown Peace Plaza
Cost: Free