Japanese cultural arts classes

Editor’s Note: Don’t see your cultural group listed? Contact us at cbfguide@nichibeiweekly.org to add your group to our cultural arts class listings.

Daion Taiko
Location: Orange County Buddhist Church, 909 S. Dale Ave., Anaheim, Calif.
Contact: (714) 827-9590, daion78@gmail.com, ocbuddhist.org

Drum Revolution
Location: Belmont, Calif.; Orinda, Calif. and El Cerrito, Calif.
Contact: (510) 926-9780, info@drumrevolution.com, www.drumrevolution.com

Eden Aoba Taiko
Location: San Lorenzo, CA
Contact: (510) 333-9268, info@edentaiko.com, www.edentaiko.org

Emeryville Taiko
Location: Oakland
Contact: (510) 654-6415, info@etaiko.org, www.etaiko.org

Fresno Gumyo Taiko
Location: c/o Fresno Buddhist Temple, 1340 Kern St., Fresno, Calif.
Contact: (559) 442-4054, fresnogumyotaiko@gmail.com, www.fresnogumyotaiko.org

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

Grass Valley Taiko
Location: 12400 Loma Rica Drive, Grass Valley, Calif.
Contact: (530) 273-2285, info@grassvalleytaiko.com, www.grassvalleytaiko.com

Hikari Taiko Drummers
Location: Southeast Japanese School and Community Center                                                                                                                                                            14615 Gridley Road, Norwalk, Calif.
Contact: Director Mary Jane Mayeda (562) 924-1454, mjmhikari@aol.com, www.hikaritaiko.org

Isami Taiko
Location: Gardena Buddhist Church, 1517 166th St., Gardena, Calif.
Contact: (310) 327-9400, gbcoteraoffice@gmail.com

Jiten Daiko
Location: Buddhist Church of San Francisco, 1881 Pine St., San Francisco, Calif.
Contact: (415) 624-5228, info@jitendaiko.com, jitendaiko.com

Jun Daiko    
Location: Mountain View Buddhist Temple, 575 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, Calif.
Contact: (650) 938-2856, info@jundaiko.com, jundaiko.com

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

L.A. Matsuri Taiko
Location: Nishi Hongwanji Los Angeles, 815 E. 1st St., Los Angeles
Contact: (909) 638-2456, lamatsuritaiko@yahoo.com,
http://lamatsuritaiko.com/

Los Angeles Taiko Institute
Location: Asano Taiko US, 20909 S Western Ave., Torrance, Calif.
Contact: 310-974-4490, kris@taiko.la, http://taiko.la

Makoto Taiko
Location: Pasadena, Calif.,
Contact: info@makototaiko.org, www.makototaiko.org

Kristy Oshiro
Location: Penryn, Sacramento, Oakland, and San Mateo
Contact: (503) 320-3743, kristyoshiro@gmail.com, www.kristyoshiro.com

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

Sacramento Taiko Dan
Location: 2121 Blumenfeld Dr., Sacramento, Calif.
Contact: (916) 444-5667, booking@sactaiko.com, http://sactaiko.com

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

San Jose Taiko
Location: Administrative Offices: 565 North 5th Street, San Jose;
Rehearsal Studio: 150 S Montgomery St, San Jose
Contact: (408) 293-9344, info@taiko.org, www.taiko.org

Shasta Taiko
Location: 1723 N. Old Stage Rd., Mount Shasta, Calif.
Contact: (530) 926-3353, info@shastataiko.org, www.shastataiko.org

Shinsho-Mugen Daiko
Location: Office: 136 Centennial St., Santa Cruz, Calif.                                                                                                                                                                          Classes: 800 Cass St., Monterey Calif.
Contact: (831) 234-4528, kirintaiko@gmail.com, www.shinshomugendaiko.net

Sonoma County Taiko
Location: 3325 Regional Pkwy, Suite 11, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Contact: (707) 575-0723, info@sonomacountytaiko.org, www.sonomacountytaiko.org

Stockton Bukkyo Taiko
Location: 2820 Shimizu Drive, Stockton, Calif.
Contact: (209) 466-6701, sbctaiko@gmail.com

Stonestown Family YMCA Annex (for seniors)
Location: 3150 20th Ave., San Francisco
Contact: (415) 242-7135

Togen Daiko
Location: Oxnard Buddhist Temple, 250 South H St., Oxnard, Calif.
Contact: (805) 253-3234, info@togendaiko.org, www.togendaiko.org

Yuujou Daiko
Location: South San Gabriel
Contact: (714) 345-7663, jnkaminishi@gmail.com, www.yuujoudaiko.com

 

College

Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan
Location: University of California Davis
Contact: (408) 836-9542, bakuhatsutaikodan@gmail.com, bakuhatsutaikodan.com

Cal Raijin Taiko
Location: UC Berkeley
Contact: (301) 613-7169, caltaiko@gmail.com, www.caltaiko.org

Jodaiko
Location: University of Calif., Irvine
Contact: (760) 994-7506, director@jodaiko.com, www.jodaiko.com

 

Performance Only

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

Maze Daiko Ensemble
Location: Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. Alameda, Calif.
Contact: (510) 865-5060, bean@rhythmix.org, http://rhythmix.org/events/maze-daiko.html

On Ensemble
Location: Torrance, Calif.
Contact: (310) 350-8825, kris@taiko.la, OnEnsemble.org

Taiko Project
Location: 505 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles
Contact: (213) 268-4011, info@taikoproject.com, taikoproject.com

Taiko Ren
Location: Oakland, Calif.
Contact: (415) 246-4459, taikoren@hotmail.com, taikoren.com

Zendeko
Location: 123 South Hewitt St, Los Angeles
Contact: (213) 624-8658, webmaster@zenshuji.org, zenshuji.org

 

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

Michiya Hanayagi Japanese Classical Dance Group
(Nihon Buyo Hanayagi Ryu)
Location: Oakland, Calif., Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California,
1840 Sutter St. in San Francisco’s Japantown
Contact: (510) 652-0052, michiyahanayagi@yahoo.com

Nishikawa School of Japanese Classical Dance
(Nishikawa-Ryu California Shibu)
Location: Hokka Nichi Bei Kai, 1759 Sutter, St., San Francisco
Contact: (408) 528-8023, Nishikawaryuca@gmail.com, https://sites.google.com/site/nishikawaryuca/

Ohgi Umetsuzu
Ohgi Ryu classical dance
Location: 4334 Moorpark Ave., San Jose, Calif.
Contact: (408) 418-3535, staff@jpnarts.org, www.jpnarts.org

Sakura Ren
Location: c/o Zipang, 10562 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, Calif.
Contact: (510) 387-3419, keijiohshita@mac.com

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

SF Awakko-ren
Location: YamaSho Restaurant, 2F, 1161 Post St., San Francisco,                                                                                                                                            Bi-monthly meeting, 2 to 4 p.m. on second and fourth Sundays
Contact: (415) 519-4880, ncal.awakko@gmail.com, http://norcal-awakko.weebly.com

YamaSho-kai
Kawachi Ondo
Location: YamaSho Restaurant 2F, 1161 Post St., San Francisco                                                                                                                                                      Weekly meeting, 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday (call ahead)
Contact: (415) 812-6472, shogoyamada@sbcglobal.net, http://yamashokai.weebly.com

 

Music
Bay Area Shakuhachi School
Shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute)
Location: 1131 24th St. #122, Oakland, Calif.
Contact: (510) 393-6096, vegshaku8@gmail.com, philipgelb.com

Fujimoto kai of San Francisco
Shamisen, Hauta, Zokkyoku, and Minyo, Modern Music
Location: 131 Mariposa Ave., Daly City, Calif.
Contact: (650) 755-1698, fujimoto_kaisf@yahoo.com

The Japanese Music Institute of America (Shakuhachi)
Location: 2580 Marin Ave., Berkeley
Contact: Masayuki Koga, (415) 621-2950, mkoga@sbcglobal.net, www.jmia.org

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

Minyo, Hauta and Shamisen
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

Kristy Oshiro
Shinobue
Location: Sacramento
Contact: (503) 320-3743, kristyoshiro@gmail.com, www.kristyoshiro.com

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

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

Tamie Kooyenga & Koto Harmonia
Koto
Location: Studio in Walnut Creek, practices in San Jose and San Francisco
Contact: (925) 212-1575, tamiesky@sbcglobal.net

 

Music and Dance

Ensohza Minyoshu
Location: San Francisco
Contact: (415) 752-2483, info@ensohza.org, www.ensohza.org

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

Sakura Minyo Doo Koo Kai
Location: Sacramento, Calif.
Contact: (916) 212-6573, mikkiyee@hotmail.com, sakuraminyo.weebly.com

 

Poetry

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

Kokuseiryu Shiginkai
Shigin
Location: Classes throughout San Francisco Bay Area
Contact: (415) 931-6209, nobu.yoshimura@att.net, www.kokuseiryushigin.org

Zenshuji Soto Mission
Goeika
Location: 123 South Hewitt St, Los Angeles
Contact: (213) 624-8658, webmaster@zenshuji.org, www.zenshuji.org

 

Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony)
Omotesenke Tea
John Larissou
Location: 2651 25th Ave., San Francisco
Contact: (415) 731-0622, larissou@gmail.com

Sohki Matsui
Location: Los Altos, Calif.
Contact: (650) 903-3410, learntea@gmail.com, learntea.com

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

Tanne Sayo
Location: 18618 SE 24th St., Vancouver, Wash. 98693;                                                                                                                                                                     3826 NE Glisan St., Portland, Ore.
Contact: (360) 989-1521, sayotanne@yahoo.com

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

Suifu-An Japanese Tea Ceremony Class
Location: Hercules, Calif.
Contact: (510) 724-1747, midorimckeon@sbcglobal.net

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

Chun-lan Yang
Location: 3962 La Colina Rd,. El Sobrante, Calif.
Contact: (510) 222-3709, chunlan@comcast.net

 

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

East West Chanoyu Center
Location: 5125 40th Ave. NE, Seattle, Wash.
Contact: (206) 328-6018,
mitchell@eastwestchanoyu.org, urasenkeseattle.org

Soko Kobara
Location: San Francisco (Richmond District)
Contact: (415) 751-4909, sfsokokai@gmail.com, sfsokokai.blogspot.com

Sotoku Nakamura
Location: San Francisco’s Japantown and home
Contact: (415) 346-8629, narumiantiques@pacbell.net

Kaoru Shiroma Henderson
Location: Marin County
Contact: 27 Rosemont Ave., San Anselmo, CA 94960,                                                                                                                                                                           (415) 459-3980, kaoruhenderson@yahoo.com

Soryo Kita
Location: Burlingame, Calif.
Contact: (650) 697-4442

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

Michi Sochi Takahara
Location: Potrero Hill, San Francisco
Contact: (415) 345-1807, takaharamichi@gmail.com

Tenri Cultural Institute
Location: 43A West 13th St., New York
Contact: (212) 645-2800, tci@tenri.org, www.tenri.org

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

 

Miscellaneous
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
Location: 244 South San Pedro St. Los Angeles
Contact: (213) 628-2725, info@jaccc.org, www.JACCC.org

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i
Edosenke Fuhaku Kai Hawaii Shibu, Omotesenke Hawaii Shibu, Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii
Location: 2454 South Beretania St., Honolulu
Contact: (808) 945-7633, info@jcch.com, www.jcch.com

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
Location: 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby, BC, Canada
Contact: (604) 777-7000, info@nikkeiplace.org, www.nikkeiplace.org

Zenshuji Soto Mission
Location: 123 South Hewitt St, Los Angeles
Contact: (213) 624-8658, webmaster@zenshuji.org, www.zenshuji.org

 

Ikebana (Flower arrangement)

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
San Francisco Bay Area Sogetsu Branch
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Contact: kodobrown@gmail.com, www.sogetsusanfrancisco.org

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, Ikebana Now
Location: Alameda, San Francisco
Contact: (415) 937-8260, ikebana_now@icloud.com, www.facebook.com/pages/Ikebana-Now/710224482322209

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

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

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

Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati
Location: 3 East Fourth St., Suite 100, Cincinnati
Contact: (513) 579-3150, jasgc@cincinnatichamber.com, www.jasgc.org

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

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

 

Ikebana International Chapters
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter #31
Location: County Fair Building, 9th and Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Contact: (650) 854-8897, ikebanasfo@gmail.com, ikebana.org

Ikebana International Monterey Chapter #231
Contact: (831) 373-4691, lorac1929@icloud.com, www.ikebanamontereybay.org

Ikebana International Portland Chapter #47
Location: Portland, Ore.
Contact: (503) 750-6273, iipdx47@iiportlandchapter47.com, www.iiportlandchapter47.com

Ikebana International Sacramento Chapter #26
Located: Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
Contact: MJ Kelly, (916) 929-3541, MJkelly72@yahoo.com

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

 

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

Bonsai Society San Francisco
Location: Hall of Flowers (Library Room), Golden Gate Park, 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way, SF
Contact: Eric Schrader (415) 823-7984, contact@bssf.org, bssf.org

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

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

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

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

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

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
Location: 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby, BC, Canada
Contact: (604) 777-7000, info@nikkeiplace.org, www.nikkeiplace.org

Redwood Empire Bonsai Society
Location: Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa
Contact: Bob Shimon, (707) 884-4126, shimon@mcn.org, rebsbonsai.org

Sacramento Bonsai Club
Location: Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, Calif.
Contact: sacramentobonsaiclub.com

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

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

Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai
Location: Live Oak Grange Hall, 1900 17th Ave., Santa Cruz
Contact: gsbf-bonsai.org/santacruzbonsaikai

Sho Chiku Bai Bonsai Club
Location:
A San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center club.
Classes taught at 18419 Blackhawk St., Porter Ranch, Calif.
Contact: (818) 746-6677, yokozp@hotmail.com, www.bonsaiwalter.blog.com

Watsonville Bonsai Club
Location: Japanese American Civil Liberties Hall
150 Blackburn St., Watsonville, Calif.                                                                                                            every second Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m.
Contact: (831) 840-7545, whiteslib@aol.com

Yamato Bonsai Kai
Location: Eden Japanese Community Center, 710 Elgin St, San Lorenzo, Calif.
Monthly meeting every third Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Contact: (510) 289-5731, bonsaicho@comcast.net, www.yamatobonsai.org

Aikido
City Aikido

Location: 1339 Mission St.(between 9th and 10th Streets)
San Francisco
Contact: (415) 552-7208, CityAikido@gmail.com, www.CityAikido.com

Heart of San Francisco Aikido
Location:
2565 Third St. #309, San Francisco
Contact: (415) 643-8407, office@heartaikido.com, www.heartaikido.com

Japanese Art & Cultural Center
Location: 4334 Moorpark Ave., San Jose, Calif.
strong>Contact: (408) 418-3535, staff@jpnarts.org, www.jpnarts.org

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Foundation of Hawaii                                                                                                                                        Location: 2454 South Beretania St., Honolulu                                                                                                                                                                                Contact: (808) 945-7633, info@jcch.com, www.jcch.com

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre                                                                                                                                               
Location:
6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby, BC, Canada
Contact:
(604) 777-7000, info@ nikkeiplace.org, www.nikkeiplace.org

Iaido
Japanese Art & Cultural Center
Location: 4334 Moorpark Ave., San Jose, Calif.
Contact: (408) 418-3535, staff@ jpnarts.org, www.jpnarts.org

Nishi Kaigan Iaido Dojo
Location: 2525 8th St., Studio 12, Berkeley, Calif.;                                                                                                                                                                                1625 Bush St., San Francisco                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Contact: (510) 508-3425, eishin_ryu_sensei@yahoo.com, www.iaido.org

San Francisco Kakashi Iai Study Group                                                                                                                                                                                  Location: San Francisco and San Bruno, Calif.                                                                                                                                                                             Contact: (415) 850-1464, toryu@ toryu-mon.com, www.toryu-mon.com

Japanese Swords Northern Calif. Japanese Sword Club
Location: Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern Calif.,                                                                                                                                            1840 Sutter St. S.F., Japantown
Contact: P.O. Box 7156, San Carlos CA 94070;
secretary@ncjsc.org; www.ncjsc.org

Judo
Makimoto Judo — Vacaville PAL
Location: 91 Town Square, Vacaville, Calif.
Contact: (707) 469-6674, gordonmakimoto@sbcglobal.net, www.facebook.com/makimoto.vacavillepal

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

Location: 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby, BC, Canada
Contact: (604) 777-7000, info@nikkeiplace.org, www.nikkeiplace.org

Okubo Judo Club                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Location: 5212 Lemon Hill Ave., Sacramento, Calif.                                                                                                                                                                      Contact: (916) 427-6830, Jmakimoto@aol.com

Palo Alto Judo Club                                                                                                                                                                                                                Location: Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Rd, Palo Alto, Calif.                                                                                                                                     Contact: (408) 985-2747, mikekaku99@yahoo.com, www.paloaltojudo.com

Soko Joshi Judo Club (women only)                                                                                                                                                                                               Location: 1622 Castro Street (Castro & 26th Streets), San Francisco                                                                                                                                           Contact: (415) 821-0303, sokojoshi@yahoo.com, www.sokojoshijudo.com

Karate 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

International Karate Federation Sacramento                                                                                                                                                            Location: 8946 Vintage Park Dr., Sacramento, Calif.
Contact: (916) 682-9669, j.limcaco@comcast.net, www.ikfsacramento.com

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre Tea Ceremony Club,                                                                                                                                     Bonsai Class, Tea Ceremony, Aikido, Judo, Nikkei Karate                                                                                                                                                                    Shodo – Japanese Calligraphy Location: 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby, BC, Canada
Contact: (604) 777-7000, info@ nikkeiplace.org, www.nikkeiplace.org

Ryukyukan Karatedo Kobudo Federation                                                                                                                                                                             Location: Ramtown Karate, 1680 North Lincoln St., Dixon, Calif.                                                                                                                                                 Contact: (707) 678-4899, info@ramtownkarate.com, http://ramtownkarate.com

World Oyama Karate                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Location: 550 Taraval St., San Francisco, Calif.                                                                                                                                                                               Contact: (415) 682-8799, oyama-sf@pacbell.net, www.oyamakarate-sf.com

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

Oakland Kendo Dojo                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Location: DeFremery Recreation Center, 1651 Adeline St., Oakland, Calif.                                                                                                                                 Contact: (925) 683-8051, oaklandkendo@gmail.com, http://sanfranciscokendo.org

The San Francisco Kendo Dojo                                                                                                                                                                                                 Location: Buddhist Church of S.F., 1881 Pine St, S.F.,                                                                                                                                                                                 and Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern Calif.,                                                                                                                                                     1840 Sutter St., S.F.’s Japantown                                                                                                                                                                                                            Contact: (510) 531-7529, Kendodude@aol.com, http://sanfranciscokendo.org

Naginata Tangoubukan                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Location: 6148 Bollinger Road, San Jose, Calif.                                                                                                                                                                              Contact: (408) 444-5069, nobida@yahoo.com, www.tangoubukan.com

United States Naginata Federation                                                                                                                                                                                    Contact: c/o Kurt Schmucker, President                                                                                                                                                                                                10700 NE 4th St., Unit 2606, Bellevue, Wash.                                                                                                                                                                                          (425) 401- 5046, kurts@naginata.org, www.naginata.org

Shorinji Kempo Shorinji Kempo San Francisco
Location: 1691 Laguna St., San Francisco, Calif.                                                                                                                                                                              Contact: sfshorinjikempo@gmail.com, www.sfshorinjikempo.com

Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo
Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo
Location: Japan Cultural Center, 1512 South Euclid St., Anaheim, Calif.                                                                                                                                       Contact: (714) 774-5730, antjhfoo@gmail.com, www.suioryu-usa.org

Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo San Francisco                                                                                                                                   Location: 1805 Divisidero St., San Francisco
Contact: (415) 321-0348, san.francisco@suioryu-usa.org, www.suioryu-usa.or

Multi-disciplinary institutions
Japanese Art & Cultural Center
Location: 4334 Moorpark Ave., San Jose, Calif.
Contact: (408) 418-3535, staff@jpnarts.org, www.jpnarts.org

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

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i                                                                                                                                                                               Location: 2454 South Beretania St., Honolulu

Contact: (808) 945-7633, info@jcch.com, www.jcch.com
Calligraphy
Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati
Location: 3 East Fourth St., Suite 100, Cincinnati
Contact: (513) 579-3150, jasgc@cincinnatichamber.com, www.jasgc.org

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
Beikoku Shodo Kenkyukai
Location: 244 South San Pedro St., Los Angeles
Contact: (213) 628-2725, info@jaccc.org, www.JACCC.org

Japanese Art & Cultural Center
Location: 4334 Moorpark Ave., San Jose, Calif.
Contact: (408) 418-3535, staff@jpnarts.org, www.jpnarts.org

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i
Location: 2454 South Beretania St., Honolulu
Contact: (808) 945-7633, info@jcch.com, www.jcch.com

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

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
Location: 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby, BC, Canada
Contact: (604) 777-7000, info@nikkeiplace.org, www.nikkeiplace.org

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

Zenshuji Soto Mission
Shakyo (sutra copying)
Location: 123 South Hewitt St, Los Angeles
Contact: (213) 624-8658, webmaster@zenshuji.org, www.zenshuji.org

Carpentry
Daiku Dojo (Japanese carpentry)
Location: Oakland, Calif.
Contact: (510) 635-7182, jayvanarsdale@aol.com, www.daikudojo.org

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

Karuta
Karuta Club
Location: S.F.’s Japantown
Contact: (925) 934-6362, atsuyohiramoto@yahoo.co.jp

Kimekomi Doll Making
J-Sei Senior Center
Location: 1710 Carleton St. Berkeley, Calif.,
Contact: (510) 848-3560, vickie@j-sei.org, www.j-sei.org

Northern California Shibu Mataro Miyabi Kai
Location: Asian Community Center
7334 Park City Dr., Sacramento, Calif.;
West Valley JACL Senior Club House
1545 Teresita Dr., San Jose, Calif.
Watsonville Buddhist Temple, 423 Bridge St., Watsonville, Calif.
Contact: (530) 350-8083, ciwasano99@aol.com, mataronortherncalifornia.com

San Francisco-East Bay Mataro Miyabikai Doll Organization
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Contact: (415) 386-2975, machisumi@sbcglobal.net, www.sfmiyabikai.org

Kumihimo
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i
Location: 2454 South Beretania St., Honolulu
Contact: (808) 945-7633, info@jcch.com, www.jcch.com

Origami
Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati
Location: 3 East Fourth St., Suite 100, Cincinnati
Contact: (513) 579-3150, jasgc@cincinnatichamber.com, www.jasgc.org

Loveland Folders
Location: Loveland Public Library, 300 North Adams Ave., Loveland, Colo.
Contact: (971) 962-2665, lovelandfolders@gmail.com

OrigamiUSA
Location: 15 West 77 St., New York
Contact: (212) 769-5635, admin@origamiusa.org, http://origamiusa.org

Shishu Lynda Fu
Location: San Francisco, Sacramento, Hawai‘i and Oklahoma
Contact: (415) 666-3438, shishumama@aol.com

Hokka Nichibei Kai, 1759 Sutter St. in S.F.’s Japantown
Contact: (650) 490-0563, noriyuki.shimoda@squirepb.com, http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sfshogi/

Washi Ningyo
Washi Ningyo – Japanese Paper Dolls
Location: Japanese Cultural And Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St., in S.F.’s Japantown
Contact: (415) 567-5505, yurie@sbcglobal.net

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