Japanese cultural classes


San Francisco

GenRyu Arts
Location: Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St.,
S.F.’s Japantown
Contact: (415) 420-3151, info@genryuarts.org, www.genryuarts.org

Maikaze Daiko
Location: Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F.
Contact: (415) 513-7798, info@maikazedaiko.org, www.maikazedaiko.org

San Francisco Taiko Dojo
212 Ryan Way South San Francisco, CA  94080
Contact: (415) 928-2456, info@sftaiko.com, www.sftaiko.com

South Bay

San Jose Taiko
Location: 150 S. Montgomery St., San Jose
Contact: 565 North 5th St., San Jose, CA 95112, (408) 293-9344, info@taiko.org, www.taiko.org

Yu-Ai Kai Senior Taiko
Location: Akiyama Wellness Center, 110 Jackson St., San Jose’s Japantown
Contact: (408) 293-9344, meg@taiko.org, www.yuaikai.org

East Bay
Drum Revolution
Locations: 550 Island Parkway, Belmont; Wilder Fields, Wilder Road, Orinda; 6500 Stockton Ave., El Cerrito;420 Litho St., Sausalito
Contact: (510) 926-9780, info@drumrevolution.com, www.drumrevolution.com

Eden Aoba Taiko
Location: Eden Japanese Community Center, 710 Elgin St., San Lorenzo
Contact: P.O. Box 3315, Hayward, CA 94540,
(510) 783-3558, info@edentaiko.com

Maze Daiko
Location: 2513 Blanding Ave., Alameda
Contact: (510) 865-5060, tblaine@gmail.com, www.rhythmix.org

Wadaiko Newark
Location: Newark Adult School at MacGregor Educational Center, Room 25, 35777 Cedar Blvd., Newark, Calif.
Contact: (510) 791-0901, seustice@nusd.k2.us.ca, www.wadaikonewark.org

Central Valley
Fresno Gumyo Taiko
Location: Fresno
Contact: 1340 Kern Street, Fresno, CA 93706, (559) 432-4518, fresnogumyotaiko@gmail.org, www.fresnogumyotaiko.org

Location: 2121 Blumenfeld Drive, Sacramento Calif. and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Contact: (916) 541-2211, jodaikowomen@gmail.com

Koyasan Spirit of Children Taiko
Location: Northern California Koyasan Temple, 1400 U St., Sacramento
Contact: (916) 444-0111, koyasan.taiko@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/#!/KoyasanTaiko

Location: Sacramento
Contact:  (916) 546-8785, MorTaiko5@gmail.com

Placer Ume Taiko
Location: Placer Buddhist Church, 3192 Boyington Road, Penryn
Contact: (916) 652-6139, placerumetaiko@yahoo.com, www.placerumetaiko.org

Sacramento Taiko Dan
Location: 2121 Blumenfeld Drive, Sacramento
Contact: (916) 444-5667, sactaiko@gmail.com, www.sactaiko.com

Stockton Bukkyo Taiko
Location: Stockton Buddhist Temple, 2820 Shimizu Dr., Stockton
Contact: (209) 470-5578, aeko@sbcglobal.net, stocktonbukkyotaiko.org

Southern California
Buddhist Temple of San Diego
Location: 2929 Market St., San Diego
Contact: (619) 239-0896, info@btsd.net, www.btsd.net

The Claremont Colleges Psyko Taiko
Location: Claremont, California
Contact: claremont.psyko.taiko@gmail.com, psykotaiko.weebly.com

Hikari Taiko
Location: Southeast Japanese School, 14615 Gridley Road, Norwalk
Contact: (562) 863-5996, lileeku@gmail.com, www.sejscc.org

Isami Taiko
Location: 1517 W 166th St., Gardena
Contact: (310) 327-9400, info@gardenabuddhistchurch.org

Kinnara Taiko
Location: Senshin Buddhist Temple, 1311 W 37th St.,
Los Angeles
Contact: (323) 731-4617 or Johnny Mori, jmori888@gmail.com

Los Angeles Taiko Institute
Location: 20909 South Western Ave., Torrance
Contact: (310) 974-4490, kris@taiko.la, www.taiko.la

Makoto Taiko
Location: Pasadena
Contact: (626) 584-8841, info@makototaiko.org, www.makototaiko.org

On Ensemble
Location: 2000 W 162nd St. #100, Torrance
Contact: (310) 350-8825, kris@onensemble, http://onensemble.org/

Taiko Project
Location: Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, 505 E 3rd St., Los Angeles
Contact: (213) 327-5156, masato.mazbaba@gmail.com, www.taikoproject.com

Yuujou Taiko
Location: Gedatsu Church, 7850 Hill Drive, S San Gabriel and at 1701 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena
Contact: (714) 345-7663, JNKaminishi@gmail.com, www.yuujoudaiko.com

2014 World Taiko Gathering
Location: Los Angeles Little Tokyo
Contact: (213) 327-5156, masato@worldtaikogathering.com

Odori (dance)

San Francisco
Nishikawa School of Japanese Classical Dance
Location: Hokka Nichibei Kai, 1759 Sutter St. in San Francisco’s Japantown
Contact: c/o Yayoi Baker, (415) 921-1782, hokka.nichibeikai@yahoo.com; https://sites.google.com/site/nishikawaryuca/upcoming-lessons-and-performances

Instructor of Japanese Dance Michiya Hanayagi
Location: Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St. in San Francisco’s Japantown.
Contact: (415) 567-5505, programsevents@jcccnc.org, www.jcccnc.org

GenRyu Arts
Location: Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St., San Francisco’s Japantown.
Instructor: Melody Takata
Contact: (415) 420-3151, info@genryuarts.org, www.genryuarts.org

San Jose
Shibuyo Dance Team
Location: Yu-Ai Kai, 588 N. Fourth St., San Jose’s Japantown
Instructor: Kyoko Matsumaru
Contact: (408) 294-2505, staff@yuaikai.org, www.yuaikai.org

Traditional Music

San Francisco
Ensohza Minyoshu
Location: San Francisco. Contact: (415) 215-7693, info@ensohza.org, www.ensohza.org

Hideki Kai (Shamisen, enka and minyo)
Location: Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St. in San Francisco’s Japantown
Instructor: Hideko Nakajima
Contact: The community center, (415) 567-5505, programsevents@jcccnc.org; or Hideko Nakajima, (510) 508-8363, info@genryuarts.org, www.jcccnc.org

Hokka Shigin Renmei (sung poetry)
Location: Five groups throughout San Francisco
Contact: (415) 922-8200 ext 205, sallynishida@sbcglobal.com

Minyo & Hauta (Japanese Singing) and Shamisen at the JCCCNC
Location: Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St. in San Francisco’s Japantown.
Instructor: Hideko Nakajima
Contact: (415) 567-5505, programsevents@jcccnc.org, www.jcccnc.org

Seiha Sato Masazuka Kai (Koto and Sangen)
Location: San Francisco. Contact: (415) 387-1835, masazuka1@sbcglobal.net

San Jose
Koto and Shamisen at Yu-Ai Kai
Location: Yu-Ai Kai, 588 N. Fourth St., San Jose’s Japantown
Instructor: Kazuko Muramoto
Contact: (408) 294-2505, staff@yuaikai.org, www.yuaikai.org

Shigin at Yu-Ai Kai (sung poetry)
Location: Yu-Ai Kai, 588 N. Fourth St., San Jose’s Japantown
Instructor: Tsutomu (Ben) Nanjo
Contact: (408) 294-2505, staff@yuaikai.org, www.yuaikai.org;

San Francisco Bay Area
The Japanese Music Institute of America (Shakuhachi)
Location: 426 33rd Ave, S.F. and 339 11th St., Richmond
Contact: Masayuki Koga, (415) 621-2950, mkoga@sbcglobal.net,  www.jmia.org

Fujimoto Kai of San Francisco (shamisen, hauta, zokkyoku and minyo)
Location: Based in Daly City, teachers throughout Northern California
Contact: (650) 755-1698; (650) 755-1036 (fax), fujimoto_kaisf@yahoo.com

Koto lessons by Tamie Kooyenga
Location: Kooyenga’s home in Walnut Creek and students’ homes in the San Jose area and San Francisco.
Contact: (925) 932-0530, (925) 212-1575, tamiesky@sbcglobal.net

Seiha USA
Classes: Members practice on the 3rd Sun. of the month from 1 p.m.
Contact: Gahyo Tanaka; (323) 717-7840; www.seihahogaku-kai.or.jp

Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto (Koto)
Location: Oakland. Contact: (510) 482-1640, skmkoto@comcast.net, www.skmkoto.com

Southern California
Japanese Dance at Southeast Japanese School
Location: Southeast Japanese School, 14615 Gridley Road, Norwalk
Contact: (562) 863-5996, lileeku@gmail.com, www.sejscc.org


San Francisco
Bonsai Society San Francisco
Location: Hall of Flowers (Library Room), Golden Gate Park, 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way, SF
Contact: Robert W. Smith, (650) 438-3534, contact@bssf.org, bssf.org

North Bay
Marin Bonsai Club
Location: Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Frances Drake Blvd., Ross
Contact: info@marinbonsai.org, marinbonsai.org

Napa Valley Bonsai Club
Location: Napa Senior Center, 1500 Jefferson St., Napa
Contact: nvbonsai.org

Redwood Empire Bonsai Society
Location: Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa
Contact: Jay McDonald, (415) 847-8909, rebsbonsai.org

Kusamura Bonsai Club
Location: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto
Contact: kusamurabonsai.org

South Bay
San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club
Location: San Jose Betsuin Social Hall, 640 North 5th St., San Jose
Contact: Ken Azuma, (408) 730-4506, gsbf-bonsai.org

Midori Bonsai
Location: St. Edwards Episcopal Church, 15040 Union Ave., San Jose
Contact: John Thompson, (408) 371-7737, midoribonsai.org

Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai
Location: Live Oak Grange Hall, 1900 17th Ave., Santa Cruz

Watsonville Bonsai Club
Location: JACL Hall, 150 Blackburn St., Watsonville
Contact: Don White, (831) 724-9283, whiteslib@aol.com

East Bay
East Bay Bonsai Society
Location: Garden Center at Lake Merritt, 666 Bellevue Ave., Oakland
Contact: ebbs@eastbaybonsai.org, eastbaybonsai.org

Bay Island Bonsai
Location: First Congregational Church, 1912 Central Ave., Alameda
Contact: Boon Manakitivipart, (510) 919-5042, bayislandbonsai.com

Shikishima Bonsai Club, Pleasanton
Location: Diablo Valley College (horticulture buildings), 321 Golf Course Road, Pleasant Hill
Contact: Dorwin Hilsenback, (510) 669-9728, dorwinhils@aol.com

Central Valley
Fresno Bonsai Society
Location: Fresno City College Greenhouse, Fresno
Contact: fresnobonsaisociety.com

Sacramento Bonsai Club
Location: Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento

Hanford Bonsai Society
Location: Kings County Agriculture Building, 680 North Campus Drive, Hanford

Southern California
San Diego Bonsai Club
Location: Casa del Prado Building, Balboa Park
Contact: sandiegobonsaiclub.com

Sansui-Kai of Southern California
Location: Japanese Garden, 6100 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys
Contact: info@sansui-kai.com


Aratame School
Sumi Metz
Location: San Jose, Mountain View
Contact: (408) 255-6029

Chiko School
Michiko Hosoda
Location: Sunnyvale
Contact: (408) 739-7649

Ikenobo School
Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America Headquarters
Location: 1581 Webster St., Suite 150 in San Francisco’s Japantown
Contact: (415) 567-1011, sf@ikenoboamerica.com, www.ikenoboamerica.com

Yayoi Aoki
Location: Belmont
Contact: (650) 591-8202

Sandra Hatcher
Location: Sacramento
Contact: (916) 485-9056

Keiko Hitchcock
Location: San Francisco
Contact: (415) 885-0788

Shuji Ikeda
Location: Berkeley, Pebble Beach
Contact: (510) 845-1634

Kazuko Kajisa
Location: San Mateo
Contact: (650) 574-0740

Margaret Kurasaki
Location: Cupertino, San Jose
Contact: (408) 253-4307

Grace Murata
Location: Belmont
Contact: (650) 595-1122

Chizuko Nakamura
Location: San Francisco
Contact: (415) 752-3756

Julie Nakatani
Location: Cupertino, S.F., Mill Valley
Contact: (408) 255-1264

Louise Ow Ling
Location: San Francisco
Contact: (415) 387-5474

Kinko Saiki
Location: Pacifica
Contact: (650) 359-5169

Mieko Taketa
Location: El Cerrito
Contact: (510) 527-6325

Ohara School
Kayoko Fujimoto
Location: San Leandro
Contact: (510) 351-5183
Carol Marchette
Location: Pebble Beach
Contact: (831) 373-4691

Mitsuko Maruyama
Location: Fremont
Contact: (510) 494-8220

Minako Miyazaki
Location: Berkeley
Contact: (510) 845-0847

Yoko Tahara
Location: Menlo Park
Contact: (650) 747-0888

Kathy Toy
Location: San Jose
Contact: (408) 425-0036

Sogetsu School
Sogetsu Soho Study Group
Location: 5966 Arlington Blvd., Richmond
Contact: (510) 234-5748, sogetsubysoho70@aol.com, www.sogetsu-sohostudygroup.org

Ron Brown
Location: Cloverdale, Novato, Sonoma
Contact: (707) 894-2952

Gloria Lee
Location: Cupertino
Contact: (408) 253-7809

Nancy (Sorin) Locke
Location: San Mateo
Contact: (650) 340-9647, nancy.locke@sbcglobal.net, ikebana-nancy.com

Carol Marchette
Location: Pebble Beach
Contact: (831) 373-4691

Jane Suiei Naito
Location: Alameda, San Francisco
Contact: (415) 937-8260

Thanh Nguyen
Location: Menlo Park
Contact: (650) 854-8897

Jessica Rao
Location: Milpitas, Fremont
Contact: (408) 263-3962

Martha Roethig
Location: San Jose
Contact: (408) 926-6231

Yayoi (Soho) Sakai
Location: Albany, S.F., Orinda
Contact: (510) 234-5748

Kimi Shibata
Location: San Jose, Sacramento
Contact: (408) 279-8342

Michiko Shimoda
Location: Saratoga, Los Altos
Contact: (408) 741-1763

Annette Sullivan
Location: Mill Valley
Contact: (415) 847-5522

Joan Suzuki
Location: Richmond, San Francisco
Contact: (510) 232-7355

Katsuko Thielke
Location: Mountain View
Contact: (650) 965-3128

Yoshiko Williams
Location: San Mateo
Contact: (650) 619-5878

Wafu School
Fusako Hoyrup
Location: Sunnyvale, Cupertino
Contact: (408) 252-6833

Tova Matatyaou
Location: Sunnyvale
Contact: (408) 738-3281

Thanh Nguyen
Location: Menlo Park
Contact: (650) 854-8897

Miscellaneous Classes
Ikebana class at Yu-Ai Kai
Location: 588 N. Fourth St. in San Jose’s Japantown
Contact: (408) 294-2505, staff@yuaikai.org, www.yuaikai.org

Chizuko Nakamura
Location: Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St. in San Francisco’s Japantown
Contact: (415) 567-5505, programsevents@jcccnc.org,

Ikebana International Chapters
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter #31
Contact: Ikebana International; PO Box K, Sunnyvale, CA 94087; ikebanasfo@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/ikebanasf

The Monterey Bay Chapter of Ikebana International
Contact: (831) 373-4691, lorac1929@icloud.com,

Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter #26
Located: Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
Contact: (530) 409-9840, cglassisland@gmail.com

Listings partially courtesy of Ikebana International – San Francisco Bay Area Chapter #31

Chanoyu (Tea ceremony)

Omotesenke Tea
Omotesenke Domonkai Northern California Region Teachers

San Francisco
Mayumi Kagami
Location: San Francisco
Contact: (415) 333-4960

John Larissou
Location: San Francisco
Contact: (415) 731-0622

Kazuko Matsuda
Location: San Francisco
Contact: (415) 552-6240

Midori McKeon
Location: San Francisco State University
Contact: (510) 724-1747

Jimmy Naganuma
Location: South San Francisco
Contact: (650) 827-1831

Tsuruko Sekino
Location: San Francisco
Contact: (415) 387-0150

Junko Shikata
Location: San Francisco
Contact: (415) 826-9297

Motomi Ui
Location: San Francisco
Contact: (415) 665-9227

Chizuko Wayne
Location: Aptos
Contact: (831) 662-2535

East Bay
Yoshie Akiba
Location: Oakland
Contact: (510) 653-1916

Harumi Rotenberg
Location: Berkeley
Contact: (510) 845-5941

Kirie Nakagawa
Location: El Cerrito
Contact: (510) 235-4492

ChunLan Yang
Location: El Sobrante
Contact: (510) 222-3709

Yuko Hasagawa
Location: Oakland
Contact: (510) 658-8820

Ito Ohzato
Location: Atherton
Contact: (650) 326-2625

Setsuko Yoshimura
Location: San Mateo
Contact: (650) 573-1811

North Bay
Hiroko Green
Location: San Rafael
Contact: (415) 485-3823

Eiko Mouri
Location: Santa Rosa
Contact: (707) 539-4707

South Bay
Kikuyo Matsui
Location: Los Altos
Contact: (650) 903-3410

Central Valley
Terumi Takahashi
Location: University of the Pacific
Contact: (209) 955-1744

Out of state
Kinko Ohata
Location: Centennial Colo.
Contact: (303) 771-0253

Reiko Omura
Location: Colorado Springs
Contact: (719) 266-8987

Junko Kitahama
Location: Alberta, Canada
Contact: (403) 609-2994

Takako Yokoyama
Location: Alberta, Canada
Contact: (403) 238-4962

Yukiko Basley
Location: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Contact: (604) 873-4509

Maiko Behr
Location: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Contact: (604) 992-8617

Sayo Tanne
Location: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Contact: (360) 989-1521

Urasenke Tea

Chado Urasenke Foundation San Francisco
Location: 2143 Powell St. San Francisco
Contact: (415) 433-6553, contact@urasenke.org, www.urasenke.org

Chado Urasenke Tankokai San Francisco Association
Soko Kobara
Location: San Francisco (Richmond District)
Contact: (415) 751-4909, kakokobara@comcast.net

Kimika Soko Takechi & Larry Sokyo Tiscornia
Location: San Francisco, CA (outer Richmond District)
Contact: (415) 752-6944, teatimes@chanoyu.com, www.chanoyu.com

Soai Tauchi
Location: Saratoga
Contact: (408) 867-9133, hjtauchi@yahoo.com

Soukun Henderson Shiroma
Location: 27 Rosemont Ave., San Anselmo, Marin County
Contact: (415) 459-3980, kaoruhenderson@yahoo.com

Martial Arts

Aikido Yoshinkai Higirikan Dojo
Location: 1405 Huntington Ave., Unit B, South San Francisco
Contact: (650) 872-2968, www.higirikan.org, aikiodori@yahoo.com, www.higirikan.org/Pages/contacts.html

City Aikido
Location: 1339 Mission St., San Francisco
Caption: (415) 552-7208, CityAikido@gmail.com, www.CityAikido.com

Karate at the JCCCNC
Location: Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St. in San Francisco’s Japantown
Contact: (415) 567-5505, programsevents@jcccnc.org, www.jcccnc.org

Enshin Karate
Location: Kinmon Gakuen Building, 2031 Bush St., in S.F.’s Japantown
Contact: (415) 928-5746, enshinsf@gmail.com,www.enshinsf.com/index.html

San Francisco Kendo Dojo
Location: Buddhist Church of San Francisco, 1881 Pine St., and Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
Contact: (510) 531-7529, Kendodude@aol.com, http://sanfranciscokendo.org/

Renseikan Kyudojo
Location: Japanese Arts and Cultural Center, 4334 Moorpark Ave., San Jose
Contact: (408) 418-3535, kyudoka@msn.com, www.jpnarts.org

Seishinkan Kyudojo
Location: Alameda Point Gymnasium, 1101 West Redline Ave., Alameda
Contact: Earl Hartman, (650) 494-1584; earl.hartman@sbcglobal.net

Shiseikan Kyudojo
Location: 1169 Minnesota Ave. Unit 5, San Jose, CA 95125
Contact: Yoshiko Buchanan, (408) 292-4669, eclay@metwiz.net

Shorinji Kempo
Shorinji Kempo of San Francisco
Location: Sokoji Temple, 1691 Laguna St. (lower level), San Francisco
Contact: info@sfshorinjikempo.com, www.sfshorinjikempo.com

Japanese Swords
Northern California Japanese Sword Club
Location: Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern Calitfornia, 1840 Sutter St. in San Francisco’s Japantown
Contact: P.O. Box 7156, San Carlos CA 94070, secretary@ncjsc.org, www.ncjsc.org

Karate (Shotokan), Kendo, Judo, Aikido, Iaido, Bo-jutsu
Japanese Art & Cultural Center
Location: 4334 Moorpark Ave., San Jose
Contact: (408) 418-3535, staff@jpnarts.org, www.jpnarts.org

Iaido, Judo, Karate, Kendo
Southeast Japanese School
Location: 14615 Gridley Road, Norwalk
Contact: (562) 863-5996, lileeku@gmail.com, www.sejscc.org

Cultural Arts

Tougei – Ceramics at the JCCCNC
Location: Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St. in San Francisco’s Japantown
Contact:  (415) 567-5505, programsevents@jcccnc.org, www.jcccnc.org

SF Karuta-Kai and Satsuki-Kai Karuta-Kai
Location: San Francisco
Contact: (925) 934-6362

Kimekomi Doll Mataro
Northern California Shibu Miyabi Kai
Location: West Valley JACL Senior Club House
1545 Teresita Dr., San Jose; Asian Community Center, 7375 Park City, Sacramento
Contact:  (530) 350-8083, ciwasano99@aol.com

San Francisco-East Bay Mataro Miyabikai
Location: San Francisco
Contact: (415) 386-2975, machisumi@sbcglobal.net

Lynda Fu
Location: San Francisco (Sunset) and Sacramento area (Natomas and Woodland)
Contact:  (415) 664-1099, shishumama@aol.com

Nihonsyuji SF Branch
Location: Hokka Nichibei Kai, 1759 Sutter St. in San Francisco’s Japantown
Contact: (415) 860-5024, nihonsyujisf@gmail.com

Location: San Mateo
Contact: (650)-572-9184, akinokara@yahoo.co.jp

San Francisco Shogi Club
Location: Hokka Nichibei Kai, 1759 Sutter St. in San Francisco’s Japantown
Contact: (650) 490-0563, noriyuki.shimoda@squiresanders.com, http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sfshogi/

Washi Ningyo
Washi-Ningyo at the JCCCNC
Location: Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St. in San Francisco’s Japantown
Contact: (415) 567-5505, yurie@sbcglobal.net, www.jcccnc.org
Instructor: Yurie Nakamura & Rochelle Lum

Japanese Culture Institutions

San Francisco
Hokka Nichibei Kai
Location: 1759 Sutter St., San Francisco
Contact: (415) 921-1782, hokka.nichibeikai@yahoo.com

Japan Society of Northern California
500 Washington St., Suite 300, San Francisco
(415) 986-4383, jsnc@usajapan.org, www.usajapan.org

Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
Location: 1840 Sutter St., San Francisco
Contact: (415) 567-5505, info@jcccnc.org, www.jcccnc.org

San Mateo Japanese American Community Center
Location: 415 South Claremont St., San Mateo
Contact: (650) 343-2793, www.smjacc.org/    

East Bay
Diablo Japanese American Club
Location: 3165 Treat Blvd., Concord
Contact: (925) 682-5299, www.diablojaclub.com

Southern California
Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute
Location: 1964 West 162nd St., Gardena
Contact: (310) 324-6611, info@jci-gardena.org, jci-gardena.org

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
Location: 244 S San Pedro St., #244, Los Angeles
Contact: (213) 628-2725, info@jaccc.org, www.jaccc.org

Little Tokyo Service Center
Location: 231 E. Third St., Suite G-106, Los Angeles
Contact: (213) 473-3030, www.ltsc.org

Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center
Location: 1766 Seabright Ave., Long Beach
Contact: (562) 437-9924, longbeachjcc@gmail.com, www.lbjcc.org

Valley Japanese Community Center
Location: 8850 Lankershim Blvd., Sun Valley
Contact: (818) 825-9583

Venice Japanese Community Center
Location: 12448 Braddock Drive, Los Angeles
Contact: (310) 822-8885, office@vjcc.com, www.vjcc.com


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    I am seeking a teacher of the tea ceremony in the Sacramento region. I have visited Japan three times for a total of almost three months and have been interested in Japanese culture since I was very young. I am a practicing Zen Buddhist and am looking to enrich my practice by learning Chado.

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