Chris Caldwell, 25, stands behind the counters and greets anyone with life and a gleam in his eye who enters at Katachi, a shop filled with Japanese trinkets in Japantown’s West Mall. The display of katanas behind him are usually what people spot first when stepping into the store but his friendliness will make the… Read More Who is Chris Caldwell?
On July 14, Japantown will be hosting the San Francisco Anime and Cosplay festival for another year at the Peace Plaza on Post Street. Crowds of people in brightly colored wigs, costumes and props will fill the streets of the district as attendees roam from booth to booth–vendors selling anime merchandise, community artwork, food, etc.… Read More Anime & Cosplay Festival 2018
Clusters of people gathered in the streets of Japantown, roaming from booth to booth in the heat, while attending the 51-year of the Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco last Saturday. “I’ve been coming to this festival since I was a kid, I lived right down the street,… Read More Covering the Cherry Blossom Festival 2018
Hello, This is a bit random and spontaneous of me, but I figured someone would enjoy hearing where exactly I have eaten in Japantown. What’s good, what’s not. Who serves what and what not. I feel like food is very personal…everyone has their own specific tastes and expectations for that food. Whether it be presentation… Read More Em’s Food Corner
Olin Omar Merritt, the defendant, was charged with three instances of domestic violence by his girlfriend last Monday. “Merritt attacked Danielle [Lane] not once … not twice … but three times,” Myles Campbell, Post Bar Clerk at San Francisco’s District Attorney’s Office and prosecutor, said in the opening statement. Mr. Merritt and Ms. Lane have… Read More Two sides to a story
Japantown, like many other districts in San Francisco, has a growing number of tourists, which will gather lots of attention and people to specific areas. The tiny shops that can be found alongside Post Street or inside the Japan Center’s East and West Malls are open to entice. Specifically in Japantown, according to several shop/business… Read More Window glass on the pavement
Japantown keeps their district organized and protected by hosting meetings to improve the quality of the community. The community’s members come to these meetings in order to get their opinions and experiences out there to the people in power to make changes. Anything that is discussed at these meetings is important because it will change… Read More Japantown Task Force’s agenda
In late 2017, Japantown enacted the implementation of the Japantown Community Benefit District. This assessment was made to remediate the Peace Plaza and Peace Pagoda. The Japan Center, which is the focal point of Japantown, is in the Peace Plaza and right next to the Peace Pagoda. “Japantown doesn’t successfully represent Japanese culture,” Aya Yoshida,… Read More Culture is culture, right?
Japantown, a district where beautiful cherry blossoms bloom, the smell of food is always present, and Japanese culture is celebrated and preserved. Enriched with Japanese-American culture, many tourists from all around the world along with locals visit the areas within this district. Japantown is known for its colorful and engaging festivals that are held annual,… Read More The Hidden Gem
Thanks for joining my blog! Let me introduce myself! My name is Emily Cardenas. I’m currently studying Journalism at San Francisco State University. I live in the Bay Area, and grew up 45 minutes away from San Francisco. My parents grew up in San Francisco, and so I always have had a soft spot for… Read More The Journey Begins