Posts Tagged ‘j-pop’

OMG, It’s the Great Post-Ramen Festival Japantown Volunteer Cleanup! Today on Post at 6:00 PM

Monday, July 21st, 2014

All the deets on this “emergency” cleanup that will occur today, July 21st, 2014

“There is a lot of trash littering the streets of Japantown following the massive crowds of 100.000+ visitors this past weekend for the J-Pop Summit and Ramen Yokocho Festival. If you are available, please join other concerned members of the Japantown community TONIGHT as we pitch in to clean up the trash on the streets. We’ll be meeting at Japantown Peace Plaza starting at 6pm and will provide disposable gloves and trash bags. Any help or additional cleaning supplies or equipment you can contribute would be greatly appreciated.

Event organizers are unable to completely clean up the mess, although they are providing steam cleaning for the sidewalks where ramen vendors were situated.

Let’s take care of our community together and clean up Japantown! Thank you so much to everyone coming to help tonight.”

This news comes via Akit:

Akit ‏@AgentAkit  29m

SF Japantown looks like a trash dump after the #JpopSummit #Jpopfestival & the ramen event. Help cleanup area 2day: …

Green Eyes, Pink Umbrella: BTSSB Fashion Contest – J-Pop Summit Festival 2011

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

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Via –Mark–

J-POP Summit Festival 2011 a Huge Success Today – Continues Tomorrow, Sunday August 28th, 11:00 to 6:00 PM

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Well, it’s time for another J-POP Summit Festival in Japantown:

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The whole place looks like one big Gwen Stefani video.

So grab your bunny and get over there:

Say hi to Ross Mirkarimi, District 5 Supervisor and candidate for Sheriff:

But don’t overdo it:

Everybody’s waiting for you:

See you there!

J-Pop Summit 2010 a Huge Success in Japantown – Styrofoam Hockey Pucks Repeatedly Bitten

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

J-Pop Summit 2010 went off without a hitch in Japantown yesterday, with lots of attendees.

The slideshow.

Here’s your Best in Show, a man biting Styrofoam hockey pucks smack dab in the middle of Post Street. Details below. 

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The day dawned cold and grey…

…but blue skies and high humidity were the order of the day: 

It was as you might expect

The Pocky-eating contest at the New People stage was a highlight.

It was right next to the ill-fated 1600 Webster condo building– these loud, loud JBLs might have disturbed the residents but no one has complained yet, AFAIK:

Oh, here we go:

Ken Hamazaki aka The Red Man, fresh off a turn at Burning Man, will demonstrate the art of teeth-making in a performance titled: “Get Bit: HAGATA-MAN.”

See you next year!

J-Pop Summit 2010 Runs from 11:00 to 6:00 PM this Saturday in Japantown

Friday, September 17th, 2010

J-Pop Summit 2010 runs from 11:00 to 6:00 PM this Saturday in Japantown.

6% DokiDoki is finishing a world tour up during this J-Pop Summit Week. They’ll be at the Harajuku Kawaii Experience 2010 starting at 4:00pm on the New People Stage:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 – J-Pop Summit 2010 at San Francisco Japantown and New People

Japantown comes alive with music, art, fashion and fun, from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm and beyond. Check out Girls Rock Explosion 2010 at the Peace Plaza, with performances by Jinny Oops, SF’s own Excuses for Skipping, and hiphop style from Hopie Spitshard. Artists Mori Chack (creator of Gloomy Bear), “Red Man” Ken Hamasaki and Bay Area aerosol artist Estria will have autograph sessions and live art demos. Sega will be presenting live video game demos, and a “live” concert by Vocaloidvirtual idol Hatsune Miku. There’ll be a “Vinyl Village” featuring cool collectible toys, a cosplay contest and a Pocky-eating contest and much, much more. Check out the full schedule of events.

All the deets, after the jump

J-Pop Festival a Huge Success in Japantown – the Debut of the “New People” Building

Monday, August 17th, 2009

You knew that something big was going in Japantown when you saw this big sign go up last week – lots of people worked late into the night to make sure Saturday’s opening of the glassy “NEW PEOPLE” centre went off without a hitch.

Putting the finishing touches on the second-floor carousel at 9:00 PM. Click to expand:

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And here’s the result Saturday morning, via the ubiquitous Steve Rhodes, who, like Visa, is Everywhere You Want To Be:

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And, bonus, J-Town hosted a J-POP Summit to celebrate the building’s opening. Hello Kitty, Harajuku Girls, etc. in the house:

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Post Street, as witnessed by Elanine A.

Read all about Saturday’s festivities here, via Robert Selna and here, where you can see tofu connoisseur and Supervisor Ross “The Boss” Mirkarimi helping to kick things off.

Excelsior! Good Luck NEW PEOPLE BUILDING!