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Public Program

Japan Day

Join us online for a livestreaming festival of music and art.


Celebrate the cultural heritage of San Francisco’s Japantown with this livestreaming festival of music and arts. Performers include Shoko Hikage and friends on the koto; Sanjuro Toyoaki, the National Gintenkai Project, Tsukasa Taiko, and GenRyu Arts of San Francisco presenting ozashiki shamisen; and a prerecorded koto performance by Hanaikada. We’ll also have craft demonstrations, including washi-ningyo (Japanese paper dolls) with Rochelle Lum and origami by Linda Mihara of Paper Tree. As a bonus, we’ll also stream a performance by Soko Fujima Ryu Kansuma Dance Ensemble of Los Angeles from Japan Day 2019. 

All tickets are free.

Japan Day is part of Japan Week SF which takes place August 9 to 31, 2020. Visit and for the full schedule. 

Login will be provided in your confirmation email under the “Important Information” header. This program will be livestreamed to the Museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages


Organizers & Sponsors

Funders for Japan Week SF 2019–2020: California Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, and Grants for the Arts. Community Collaborators: Asian Improv Arts Midwest, Asian Improv Arts, and Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, Nihonmachi Little Friends, and the Japanese Cultural Community Center of Northern California, and GenRyu Arts members, family, and friends. Additional funding support for 2019 Japan Day by Japan Center East and West Mall, and Japan Center Garage Corporation.

Cultural Celebrations are made possible by Bank of America.

Thursday Nights are supported by Wells Fargo.

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