Studio Gen  

Japantown East Mall
22 Peace Plaza, Suite 505, San Francisco

Studio Gen is an inclusive community where all people can experientially explore and meaningfully learn about Japanese diaspora arts and culture. Visit us to view a rotating art gallery, learn taiko, odori, or shamisen, or enjoy a special event.

Keiro no Hi

Sunday, September 10

Join us for a day filled with live entertainment featuring taiko drummers, washi ningyo doll book markers activity, odori dancers, and more!

Japan week workshops

Join us for free workshops from July 5-8, 2023

Kimono dressing
Wednesday, July 5th
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Japan Center West Mall

Origami paper folding
Thursday, July 6th
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Japan Center West Mall

Shodo calligraphy
Friday, July 7th
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Japan Center West Mall

Gidayu shamisen
Saturday, July 8th
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Studio Gen

Ozashiki shamisen
Saturday, July 8th
6:15 - 7:15 pm
Studio Gen

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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