Did you know that there are only 3 JAPANTOWNS REMAINING in the United States, and SAN FRANCISCO Japantown IS THE LARGEST and the oldest. As such, San Francisco Japantown serves a unique role of being both a CULTURAL HEART of the Japanese community locally and nationally. In the last 5 years there have been several proposals to redevelop and upgrade Japantown. All of the proposed schemes have focused on a mix of retail, commercial, and residential uses. In this discussion, it is important to recognize the need for and to include dedicated spaces for Arts and Culture in the mix.
Let’s pass our knowledge to future generations!
ENVISION A FUTURE PERFORMING ARTS AND EXHIBITION CENTER FOR JAPANESE CULTURAL ART