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2019 Aki Matsuri Fall Festival: Japanese Drumming, Origami & Dance | Japantown

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Saturday, October 19, 2019 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Japan Center | 1737 Post Street, San Francisco

Come celebrate Aki Matsuri, fall festival marking the 51st Anniversary of Japan Center. Featuring top Japanese cultural groups of San Francisco and greater Bay Area in Japanese drumming, dance, martial arts, and more.

EVENT UPDATE – Please note this event takes place on Saturday, October 19, 2019 (not Sunday, October 20th) as was previously listed.

2019 Aki Matsuri Fall Festival
Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 11:45 am to 5 pm
Japan Center, Japantown Peace Plaza, SF

Featuring San Francisco and San Jose Taiko, traditional and contemporary performances, dance, martial arts, and more. Multiple stages and performance areas, a specially curated art gallery, Cosplay cooking battle, Theatre of Yugen workshop, SFAF Anime Allstars Live, Sakura Ren, Ito Yosakoi Dance, cooking demonstration, as well as calligraphy and origami workshops.

Bring the whole family and join in the festivities.

Peace Plaza Stage:

  • San Francisco Taiko Dojo
  • San Jose Taiko
  • George Yamasaki
  • Enshin Karate
  • Ito Yosakoi Dance
  • Sakura Ren
  • Original Man Group
  • Kimochi Senior Chorus
  • “Tane” by ayanadancearts
    & More

East Mall Stage:

  • Ikenobo Ikebana Society of North America
  • Kimono Styling As Storytelling with Yoko Hiji
  • Calligraphy with Reverend Masato Kawahatsu


  • Once In Japan
  • Photography Exhibition curated by Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco

Art & Knowledge Suite:

  • Theatre of Yugen Workshop
  • Linda Mihara, Paper Tree Origami Workshop

Food Pavilion:

  • Cosplay Food Battle
  • Benihana Cooking Demonstration
  • Gram Cafe Cooking Demonstration

Participating Community & Non-Profit Organizations:

  • Asian Law Caucus
  • Friends of the Japanese Tea Garden
  • Japanese Community Center of Northern California
  • Japantown Community Benefit District
  • Japantown Task Force
  • Kimono Day
  • San Francisco Fire Department
  • San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, Fun & Games, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, Live Music, San Francisco, Theater & Performance
Address: 1737 Post Street, San Francisco

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