Posts Tagged ‘japantwon’

Know Your Japantown Holidays: “Unagi Eel Day,” July 24th – It’s Hot, So Let’s Eat Fatty Seafood

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Parts of Webster and parts of Post are nice and flat, so the intersection of these streets is a kind of crossroads for lazy people who like avoiding unnecessarily arduous hill-climbing in the Western Addition. Anywho, this is where you’ll discover the Good News of Eel Day:

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I first read this as a reference to 24-7, but no, it’s just another excuse from Nijiya Market for you to buy and consume freshwater eels:

About the Ushinohi ‘Eel Day’ Custom
In modern-day Japan, most everyone eats unagi on the Doyo-no-ushi-no-hi (土用の丑の日). This year it is on July 24th, but it occurs one day between mid-July and the beginning of August. The simple explanation why is that this is the hottest time of the year and as unagi has lots of nutritional value and fat content, it gives you the umph to not wilt in the blazing, steamy summer heat.

The More You Know…

Take a Look at Japantown in 1942: “Cherryland Sukiyaki (Japanese and American), 1650 Post St., sake and beer”

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Oh wow, man. I’m not used to seeing outer Post Street from the pre-Redevelopment era.

Western Addition: Cherryland Sukiyaki (Japanese and American), 1650 Post St., sake and beer

Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel—Streets of San Francisco, 1942

(Then the people from SPUR came along with “ideas and action for a better city” to Urban Renewal this place with big, hulking, earthquake-unsafe buildings (“The Mall Has It All!” – that’s what the SPUR people used to say before they changed their name to hide from their legacy) and garages and that’s where we are today.)

Harlem of the West

Esquire: “For Sukiyaki complete with chopsticks, visit “Cherryland,” where only Japanese food is served.”

Any Given Sunday in San Francisco’s Japantown: Anime Everywhere – A Parade on Post Street

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Or maybe this was 2013 Super Hero Day, IDK.

Anyway, J-Town has stuff going on all the time.

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And there’s free WiFi to boot.

Upcoming events:

SANSEI LIVE – Coming Together for Kimochi Seniors

Saturday, October 19, 2013
    Kimochi and KTVU’s Robert Handa and Jana Katsuyama invite you to join the 30th Anniversary of Sansei Live! on Saturday, October 19
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Spooktacular Halloween Party, Parade & Trick or Treat in Japantown

Sunday, Oct 27, 12:00pm-4:00pm
    Everyone is invited for good old-fashioned fun at the a Spooktacular Halloween Party & Trick or Treat on Sunday, Octob…
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Kimochi Silver Bells Arts and Craft Faire

Saturday, December 14, 2013
    10:00AM-4:00PM The Event Center at St Mary’s Cathedral 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 Free Admission ∗ Free Parking (space available basis)…

OMG, It’s Time for the Northern California Soy & Tofu Festival in Japantown! – Saturday, June 2nd, 2012, 11AM to 4PM

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

See you there!

Japanese Community Youth Council’s Craft Fair and Island Jam in Japantown

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Here’s what the Japanese Community Youth Council‘s (JCYC) 5th Annual Craft Fair and Island Jam looked like yesterday on San Francisco’s Post Street.

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Ukulele from Yelp-rated Academy of Hawaiian Arts

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…and hula everywhere, of course.

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Here’s your crafts fair…

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…and here’s the keiki winning with the penguin fish game. That fish is up and it’s good.

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See you next year, assuming the white richers at the 1600 Webster condos deign to allow Japantown be Japantown…