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文化教育

Cultural Centers

  Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC)
  JCCCNC is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Japanese American cultural heritage and history. it is also dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all age groups by constructing, developing and managing a multi-service center located in the Japantown area of San Francisco. The centralized facility houses several community organizations and provides a variety of services which include community, cultural, educational and recreational programs.
 
Location 1840 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94115
Contact Tel : 415-567-5505
Website : http://www.jcccnc.org/
 
  Foothill College Japanese Cultural Center
  The Japanese Cultural Center at Foothill College, with an authentic chashitsu (tea room) and chaniwa (tea garden), is a volunteer based membership-sustaining organization. Its events and programs for the public include: lecture / demonstrations by visiting or local Japanese artists and craftsmen, seasonal festivals, business talks, Japanese films, and general interest presentations. One recent presentation was on cuisine preparation using bamboo shoots from the bamboo grove on the hillside. For more information, please visit Foothill College's web site at http://www.foothill.fhda.edu/.

Japanese Flower Arrangement (Ikebana)

  Ikebana International, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
  Ikebana International, a worldwide nonprofit cultural organization was founded in 1956. The organization, with its motto of “Friendship through Flowers,” is dedicated to perpetuating and spreading the art of Japanese flower arrangement (ikebana) and with it, other facets of Japanese culture. This ancient Asian art is vibrantly practiced in contemporary interpretations by members of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Ikebana International with monthly programs of demonstrations and exhibits. Open to everyone, the programs bring together the large membership of the Chapter as artists from different schools of Ikebana present their creations.
 
Contact E-mail: ikebanasfo@gmail.com
Website www.ikebana.org
 
  Ikenobo Northern California
  Ikenobo Ikebana is the world’s oldest school dedicated to the art of Japanese flower arrangement. The Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America is a non-profit organization which is continually striving to promote goodwill and friendship through the art of ikebana. The national headquarter office in San Francisco actively assists with communication between our various chapters, groups, and individuals.
 
Website http://www.ikenobonc.com
 
Ohara Ikebana School of Northern California
  The Ohara Ikebana School of Northern California aims to perpetuate intrinsic principles of the Ohara School through a Japanese-American cultural medium and provides a place for the teachers and the students to exchange cultural ideas, to keep the current of the latest developments, and to be cognizant of new techniques and style trends introduced by the Headmaster.
 
Website http://www.ohararyu.or.jp/english/overseas/ovr_n_california.html
 
  Sogetsu Ikebana
  The Sogetsu Bay Area Branch is a cultural, educational and non-profit branch of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. The general purpose of this organization is to stimulate, cultivate and perpetuate the study of flower arrangement of the Sogetsu School among students and teachers; and by workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions to the public, further goodwill and understanding of the art in the community.
 
Website http://www.sogetsusanfrancisco.com/
 
  Wafu School of Ikebana
  The Wafu School of Ikebana’s multicultural membership, reflecting California’s diverse populace, is bound together by a common interest in and appreciation for the art of ikebana. Chapter activities include instructional courses, demonstrations and the chapter's popular biennial flower shows in Silicon Valley, which attract thousands of visitors.
 
Website http://www.wafu-ikebana.org

Japanese Tea Ceremony

  Omote Senke Domonkai Northern California Region
  Since Omotesenke Domonkai Northern California Region was founded in 1969, we have been practicing Omotesenke tea ceremony by Rikyu. Now we have two hundred thirty members including twenty eight instructors who are officially certified by omotesenke Domonkai in Kyoto, Japan. And also we have annual Summer seminar for three days in August, overseen by two instructors from Kyoto.
 
Location 1759 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94115
Contact Tel : 415-673-3380/ 415-552-6240
E-mail: n.calif.usa@omotesenke.us
 
  Urasenke Foundation, San Francisco
  The Urasenke Foundation, San Francisco Center represents the 400 year old Urasenke Tradition of Tea in the United States. This non-profit foundation is devoted to public service educational programs on chanoyu (the tradition of preparing, serving, and drinking powdered green tea) and Japanese culture. The Foundation offers opportunities to learn more about chanoyu and Japanese culture through direct participation in tea gatherings, lectures, workshops, and other events. The Foundation also serves as a resource center for local and visiting scholars and offers introductory through advanced instruction in chanoyu.
 
Location 2143 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94133
Contact Tel : 415-433-6553, Fax : 415-421-2109
E-mail : contact@urasenke.org
 
  Urasenke San Francisco Association
  An association of members of the Urasenke Tea School in Kyoto. Established in 1960 to introduce Japanese culture and art through the Tea Ceremony, the chapter also preserves and practices the Japanese heritage of language, manner, appreciation and beauty of the Tea Ceremony. A non-profit organization with 250 members (open to anyone). The chapter hosts the Memorial Tea Ceremony and participates in the Cherry Blossom Festival as well as other events.
 

Japanese Classic Dance

  Michiya Hanayagi Japanese Dance
  This group specializes in teaching men and women of all ages the art of Japanese Classical Dance. The group also specializes in performing cultural dance performances from small gatherings to large company functions. It has done shows in Italy, Australia, Canada, Japan and the U.S. besides local activities.
 
Location 432 63rd Street,Oakland, CA 94609
Contact Tel : 510-652-0052
 
  Fujima Rokushige Japanese Classical Dance Studio
  The studio was established in 1955 by Mme. Rokushige Fujima. This studio is the oldest in existence today in San Francisco. Mme Fujima and her students hold a recital once a year, and participate in the San Francisco annual Cherry Blossom Festival and many other community functions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
 
Location 562 22nd Ave., San Francisco, CA 94121
Contact Tel : 415-752-4480


Taiko Drums

1. Northern California Taiko Drumming Groups

  San Francisco Taiko Dojo
  Grandmaster Tanaka founded the original San Francisco Taiko Dojo in 1968, bringing taiko as an art form to America. Taiko Dojo was the first taiko group in the country but, over the years, Seichi Tanaka's students have travelled across the globe, forming new taiko ensembles and establishing taiko as an art form blending traditional and contemporary rhythms, dance and martial arts to create the unique Tanaka style.
 
Website www.sftaiko.com
 
San Jose Taiko
San Jose Taiko is one of the oldest Taiko ensembles in the country. In addition to an active domestic and international performing schedule, the organization maintains a training program for young players and adults, and conducts educational sessions at Bay Area schools and community centers. Reaching a very diverse audience of more than 85,000 people annually, the organization has developed a number of unique artistic partnerships, including Abhinaya Dance Company and hip-hop group The Bangerz.
Website www.taiko.org
 
Jiten Daiko
Jiten Daiko is a young Bay Area Japanese Taiko ensemble. With deep respect for the taiko art form, they strive for artistic excellence in creating an exhilarating musical experience for their audiences. They ground their practice in hard work, collaboration, and a fusion of innovation and tradition. As they continue to grow under their unique training system, and draw from both Japanese and American influences, their group aspires to bring a youthful and energizing sound to the stage.
Website http://jiten-daiko.com/
 
Emeryville Taiko
Emeryville Taiko is a non-profit San Francisco Bay Area taiko group providing traditional Japanese drumming classes and performances. It is a close-knit dojo devoted to learning and performing taiko.
Website www.etaiko.org

2. Northern California Collegiate Taiko Groups

   Stanford Taiko
  Stanford Taiko is a collegiate performing ensemble devoted to bringing the awareness of taiko to the greater community. Composed of 15-20 Stanford students, Stanford Taiko is an entirely student run group under the guidance of the Department of Music.
 
Website http://web.stanford.edu/group/stanfordtaiko/
 
CAL Raijin Taiko
In the Spring of 2005, a small-but-committed group of students pooled together their resources and formed UC Berkeley's first taiko group. Since then, Cal Raijin Taiko has gone on to become Berkeley's premier Japanese drumming performance ensemble. With a repertoire consisting entirely of original compositions, Cal Raijin Taiko performs to spread the knowledge, love, and passion of taiko to both the campus and the surrounding communities.
Website www.caltaiko.org
 
UCD Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan
Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan is a student run organization at UC Davis dedicated to the art of taiko. Bakuhatsu means "explosion," and symbolizes their enthusiastic performance style. BTD promotes the appreciation of Japanese culture, pride in one's heritage, teamwork and friendship.
Website www.bakuhatsutaikodan.com

Museums and Japanese garden

1. Museums

  Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
  The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is the largest museum in the western world devoted exclusively to Asian art with the permanent collections of more than 12,000 pieces representing over 40 Asian countries. The Museum regularly organizes major international exhibitions, and presents frequent educational programs celebrating Asian arts and cultures.
 
Location 200 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Contact Tel : 415-581-3500
Website : http://www.asianart.org/
 
Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMSJ)
The Japanese American Museum of San Jose showcases a unique collection of permanent and rotating exhibits chronicling more than a century of Japanese American history. Visitors will learn about early immigration of Japanese to America, their leadership in the agricultural community, their incarceration during World War II and the challenges they faced, while adapting and contributing to West Coast communities.
Location 535 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA
Contact Tel: 408-294-3138
Website: http://www.jamsj.org
 
National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS)
The National Japanese American Historical Society is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, authentic interpretation, and sharing of historical information of the Japanese American experience. NJAHS plays a significant role in the health and vibrancy of San Francisco’s Japantown and its programs. Our work includes ground-breaking exhibitions and educational events for the public, historical research, and development of educational resources for teachers and students.
Location 1684 Post Street, San Francisco, CA
Contact Tel: 415-921-5007
Website: http://www.njahs.org/

2. Japanese Gardens

  Hakone Garden, Saratoga
  Hakone Garden is an authentic Japanese garden located in Saratoga including Japanese buildings, koi ponds and bamboo groves. The Hakone Foundation is a non-profit organization raising funds for support of the gardens and sponsoring Japanese cultural events.
 
Location 21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga CA
Contact Tel: 408-741-4994
Website: http://www.hakone.com
 
Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco
The Japanese Tea Garden provides visitors from around the world with an opportunity to experience the natural beauty, tranquility and harmony of a Japanese-style garden in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Originally created as a “Japanese Village” exhibit for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition, the site originally spanned about one acre and showcased a Japanese style garden.
Location 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA
Contact Website: http://www.japaneseteagardensf.com/
 
Japanese Friendship Garden (Kelley Park), San Jose
The Garden was built as a symbol of everlasting friendship between the City of San Jose and its Sister City of Okayama, Japan in 1965 and is patterned after the world famous Korakuen Garden in Okayama. In every direction the eye is delighted, complete with picturesque Japanese bridges, waterfalls and golden Koi fish. A year-round brook flows the length of the garden, pausing now and again to calm itself in one of several lovely ponds. It is truly an idyllic place to hold a ceremony. The "Living Symbol of Friendship" is available for wedding ceremonies only.
Location 1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA
Contact Tel: 408-794-7275
Website: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Japanese-Friendship-Garden-Regional-Park-350
 
Japanese Garden at Lake Merritt
This Japanese-style Garden was designed by Hisaichi Tsugawa and built principally by members of the Japanese-American community of Oakland and the East Bay. It was dedicated in 1960.
Location 666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA
Contact Website: http://gardensatlakemerritt.org/welcome-to-japanese/
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