When in 1968 San Francisco's sister city of Osaka, Japan, made a gift of Yoshiro Taniguchi's five-tiered concrete stupa, the city seemed...
Ruth Asawa Fountains
Splash in the fountain and stay awhile: celebrated sculptor and former WWII internee Ruth Asawa designed these fountains to be lived in,...
Ikenobo Ikebana Society
The largest, oldest society outside Japan for ikebana (the Japanese art of flower-arranging) has the displays to prove it: a curly...
New People Cinema
See current-release Japanese films, anime and documentaries at this underground 143-seat theater with HD projection and kick-ass sound....
Crown & Crumpet
In this cafe inside New People , designer style and rosy cheer usher tea time into the 21st century: girlfriends rehash hot dates over...
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Japan Center information
Entering this oddly charming mall is like walking onto a 1960s Japanese movie set – the fake-rock waterfall, indoor wooden pedestrian bridges, rock gardens and curtained wooden restaurant entryways have hardly aged since 1968. The mall covers three square blocks but you'll also find Japantown shops outside, along Buchanan and Post Sts.