Japan Week  

August 8 to 14, 2022

Join us for a weeklong celebration of Japanese culture through workshops, demonstrations, and performances.

Featured Event: Japan Day

August 14, 12-4pm

Join us for Japan Day, a celebration of Japanese cultural arts, featuring free performances, activities, and demonstrations!

In the Japantown Peace Plaza, enjoy live performances in taiko drumming, karate, Japanese folk dance, Okinawan taiko & karate, and the Gintenkai National Project.

Next door, in the West Mall, you can get hands-on activities and demonstrations in origami paper folding, shodo Japanese brush calligraphy, and washi ningyo paper dolls.

Featured Workshops

Past events

Japan Day 2020
Livestreamed virtually in collaboration with the Asian Art Museum.
Watch the recording >>

Japan Week Workshops 2020
Pre-recorded workshops in taiko and odori.

Lectures & Demonstrations
Pre-recorded lectures and demonstrations in shamisen performance, Washi Ningyo Doll Making, and koto performance.


Japan Week is a summer cultural festival featuring performances, workshops & demonstrations in San Francisco Japantown.

Presented by GenRyu Arts in association with East and West Japan Center Mall.
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Thanks to our funders
funders logos: California Arts Council, NEA, SF Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts

Thanks to our partners
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