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75th Japanese Street Dance Festival

Street fair with colorful kimonos, taiko drumming & dancing
By - posted 7/17/2013


The Ginza Bazaar is a 75 year old San Francisco Japantown tradition offering two days of games, entertainment, Japanese food, bingo, shopping, camaraderie, and more at the Buddhist Church of San Francisco from July 20-21, 2013 .

The highlight of the weekend will be the traditional Japanese Bon Dancing on Sunday, July 21, 2013 from 1-3 pm. Join in the Bon dancing on Octavia Street, led by dancers in colorful summer kimonos, as part of the annual Buddhist Obon or “gathering of joy,” a celebration of life and community. 

75th Ginza Bazaar
Saturday, July 20, 2013 | Noon to 8 pm
Sunday, July 21, 2013 | 11 am-7 pm with Bon Odori on Octavia Street from 1-3 pm
1881 Pine Street, San Francisco

Saturday, July 20, 2013

  • Performances by award winning LEVYdance & Hula Halau featuring hula dancing from Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
  • Demonstrations on Kendo, Ikebana, & Tai Chi
  • Accupressure Booth

Sunday, July 21, 2013

  • Bon Odori: 1-3 pm
  • Jiten Daiko (Taiko)
    On Octavia Street, between Pine and Bush Streets
    12:15 pm – Jiten Daiko Kids
    12:45 pm – Jiten Daiko



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