28-Dec-04
Cultural Preservation Report for Japantown, San Francisco
Japantown Task Force, Inc. C=Complete LD=Left for Darryl
1765 Sutter St. IP= In Progress LM=Left for Misako
San Francisco, CA 94115 LY=Left for Young
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Location and Address Data Sheet Source Status
  Celebrations, Festivals              
  Aki Matsuri/Halloween X     X Japan Center Richard Hashimoto IP
  Anime Festival/Parade X     X Post St. & Peace Plaza Takeshi Onishi C
  Cherry Blossom Festival/Parade X     X Post St., btwn Fillmore/Octavia Allen Okamoto/Takeno Chiyo C
  Day of Remembrance X X   X 1881 Post St. Rosalyn Tonai C
  Import Car Show/JDM Theory X     X Post St., btwn Laguna/Webster Richard Hashimoto C
  Kodomo No Hi (Children's Day Festival) X X   X Peace Plaza Lori Matoba C
  Nihonmachi Street Fair X     X Post St., btwn Laguna/Fillmore Darryl Abantao & Wes Nihei C
  Obon Festival (BCSF) X     X San Francisco Buddhist Church Rev. Hiroshi Jokai Abiko C
  Oshogatsu X     X 1840 Sutter St. Greg Marutani & Rich Tokeshi IP
  San Francisco Asian American Film Festival X X   X 145 9th Street/AMC Kabuki Taro Goto C
  Cultural Property, Buildings, Structures, Artifacts  
  Hinode Towers/Nihonmachi Terrace X   X   1615 Sutter St. Karl Matsushita C
  Hokubei Mainichi X X X   1746 Post St. Kiyoshi Naito/JK Yamamoto C
  Japan Center X       Post St. between Laguna & Fillmore George Yamasaki/Rosalyn Tonai C
  Japanese Community and Cultural Center of Northern California X   X X 1840 Suttter Street Chris Hirano C
  Kinmon Gakuen Building X X X   2031 Bush St. Shizue Mihara C
  Kokoro Assisted Living Building X   X X 1881 Bush St. Steve Suzuki C
  Hokka Nichi Bei Kai X     X 1759 Sutter St. Steve Doi C
  Nihonmachi Little Friends (YWCA) Building X X X X 1830 Sutter St. Cathy Inamasu C
  Origami Fountains and Rock River X X    X Buchanan Mall (between Post & Sutter) Ruth Asawa C
  Peace Pagoda X       Peace Plaza Seiko Fujimoto C
  Peace Plaza X       Post St. @ Buchanan George Yamasaki C
  Buchanan Mall Gate X X   X Entrance to Buchanan Plaza Masahiro Murata C
Folklore, Stories, Language and Literature              
Hokubei Mainichi X X     1746 Post St. Kiyoshi Naito/JK Yamamoto C
Asian American Theatre Company X X     690 5th St. Sean Lim C
Japanese American Historical Archives X       1840 Sutter St. Seizo Oka LY
Japanese American National Library X X   X 1615 Sutter St. Karl Matsushita C
Kinmon Gakuen Building X       2031 Bush St. Shizue Mihara C
Kinokuniya Bookstore X X   X 1581 Webster Shinichi Seino C
Nichi Bei Times X X     2211 Bush St. Kenji Taguma C
Nihonmachi Little Friends Storytelling and Plays X X   X 2031 Bush St. Cathy Inamasu C
  Radio Mainichi X X   X 1746 Post St. #203 June-ko Nakagawa C
  Soko Gakuen X       1881 Post St. Dr. Shimazu LM
  Food and Cuisine              
  Benkyodo Manju Shop X   X X 1747 Buchanan St (Buchanan Plaza) Bobby & Ricky Okamura C
Korea House X     X 1640 Post St. Henry Kim C
May's Café X     X 22 Peace Plaza #202 May Murata C
Mifune Restaurant X     X 1737 Post St. (Japan Center Mall) Mr. Miwa LY
San Wang Restaurant X     X 1682 Post St.   IP
Toraya Restaurant X   X     Motmoi Kudo LD
Yasukochi's Sweet Stop X       1790 Sutter St. Hatsy Yasukochi C
  Institutions (Churches, NPO's, Schools)              
  Boy Scout Troop 29 X       1881 Pine St. Randy Otsuki LD
  Buddhist Church of America X       1710 Octavia St. Rev. Kodo Umezu C
  Buddhist Church of San Francisco X       1881 Pine St. Rev. Hiroshi Jokai Abiko C
  Christ United Presbyterian Church X X   X 1700 Sutter St. Kathy Reyes C
  Hokka Nichi Bei Kai X     X 1759 Sutter St. Steve Doi C
  Japanese Cultural Community Center of Northern Califiornia X X   X 1840 Sutter St. Chris Hirano C
  Japanese American Historical Archives X X   X 1840 Sutter St. Seizo Oka LY
  Japanese American National Library X       1615 Sutter St. Karl Matsushita C
  Japanese American Religious Federation X X   X 1615 Sutter St. Rev. Richard Grange C
  Japanese Benevolent Society (Jikeikai) X       1765 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor Seiko Fujimoto C
  Japanese Community Youth Council X X   X 2012 Pine St. Tina Alcantara C
  Kimochi, Inc. X X   X 1840 Sutter St. Anna Sawamura C
  Kokoro Assisted Living Care X X   X 1881 Bush St. Steve Suzuki C
  Konko-Kyo Church X X   X 1909 Bush St. Rev. Richard Grange C
  Morning Star School X         Steve and Benh Nakajo LY
  National Japanese American Historical Society X X   X 1684 Post St. Rosalyn Tonai C
Nichiren Buddhist Church X       2016 Pine St. Helen Ishida IP
  Nihonmachi Little Friends Bilingual Daycare X X   X 2031 Bush St. Cathy Inamasu C
  Nobiru-Kai (Newcomers Club) X       1840 Sutter St. Manami Tanaka LM
  Sokoji Soto-Zen Temple X       1691 Laguna St. Rev. Kiko Tatedera/Dr. tanako Hagiwara C
  St. Francis Xavier/St. Benedict's X       1801 Octavia St. Sumi Honnami/Sr. Helen Teshima C
Significant Businesses and Economic Development              
Aki Travel X       1730 Geary Blvd. #115 Mr.Asari LM
AMC Kabuki Theatre X     X 1881 Post St. Shinichi Seino LY
Café Hana X     X 1737 Post St. (Japan Center Mall) Carol Murata LM
Issui Kai X     X Japan Center West Building Carol Murata LM
Japan Center Garage Co. X       1660 Geary Blvd. Richard Hashimoto C
Japantown Merchant's Association X     X 1759 Buchanan St. 2nd Fl. Tak Matsuba C
Fuji Shiatsu X     X 1721 Buchanan St., Second Floor Kenneth Fujisaka C
Kabuki Springs and Spa X   X   1750 Geary Blvd. Kathy Nelson C
May's Café X     X 1737 Post St. (Japan Center Mall) May Murata C
Paper Tree X   X   1743 Buchanan St. Shizue Mihara C
Seiki Building X   X   1610 Post St. ??? Sam Seiki LD
Soko Hardware X   X X 1698 Post St. (Buchanan Plaza) Mas Ashizawa LM
Super 7 Store X       1630 Post Street Mark Miyake C
Uoki Sakai Grocery Store X   X X 1656 Post St. Robert Sakai C
Sports/Games/Health & Fitness              
Aikido X X   X Konko Church Sensei Shirohira C
Golden Gate Optimists Club X X   X 1840 Sutter St. Hats Aizawa & Tak Matsuba IP
JCCCNC Sports Programs X X   X 1840 Sutter St. Lori Matoba C
JCYC Volleyball X X   X 2012 Pine St. Tina Sexton IP
Judo X X   X   Rev. Kawahatsu Shogi IP
Shorinji Kempo X X   X 1691 Laguna St. Yuji Harada IP
Kendo X X   X Buddhist Church / JCCCNC Ken Ogawa LY
Kabuki Springs and Spa X   X   1750 Geary Blvd. Kathy Nelson C
Fuji Shiatsu X     X 1721 Buchanan St., Second Floor Kenneth Fujisaka C
Youth Athletic Organizations X X   X 1881 Pine St. Randy Otsuki LD
Traditional & Evolving Crafts, Performing Arts              
Asian and Pacific Islander Cultural Center X X X 934 Brannan St. Pamela Wu IP
Dentoh: Traditional Arts X X   X 1737 Post St. (Japan Center Mall) Seiko Fujimoto C
Ikenobo Ikebana: Flower Arranging X X   X 1737 Post St. Kenneth Endo C
Japanese Sword Society X     X   Harumaka Hoshino IP
Japantown Art and Media X X   X 6540 Washington St. Judy Hamaguchi & Rich Tokeshi C
JCCCNC Art and Culture Programming X X   X 1840 Sutter St. Lori Matoba C
Kimochi Seniors Arts & Crafts Classes at JCCCNC X X   X 1840 Sutter St. Ken Maeshiro C
Nichi Bei Kai: Tea Ceremony, Odori, Incence, Sumi-e, Omotosenke, Urasenke X X X X 1759 Sutter St. Steve Doi C
Origami/Paper Tree X X X X 1743 Buchanan St. (Buchanan Plaza) Shizue Mihara C
San Francisco Bonsai Club X       426 33rd Ave. Walter Funabiki C
San Francisco Taiko Dojo X X   X 212 Ryan Way Ryuma & Seichi Tanaka LM
Soko Arts X X   X 1840 Sutter St. Lori Matoba LD
               
  Total Catalogued             96