Konko Church

Church in Japantown, Fillmore & Pacific Heights

Inside this low-roofed, high-modernist church, you'll find a handsome blond-wood sanctuary with lofty beamed ceiling, vintage photographs of Konko events dating back 80 years, and friendly Reverend Joanne Tolosa, who'll answer questions about spirituality, the church or its Shinto-inspired beliefs, then leave you to contemplation. On New Year's Day, visitors jot down an appreciation, an apology and a request on a slip of paper, affix it to a tree and receive blessings with sacred rice wine.