Nakayoshi Monthly Newsletter

Aloha April, Arisa! 

There's nothing like sitting outside on a crisp and sunny Spring day. There's also nothing like hanging out with your friends at Nakayoshi! Let's enjoy the Spring together especially at these upcoming events!

Official Nakayoshi April Events

4/17/16 [Volunteer] San Francisco Taru Mikoshi Carrier Event at Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival  

Join Nakayoshi for our April community volunteering event at the 2016 Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco Japantown! This year, we will be participating in the grand parade as carriers of the Mikoshi! We will also be assisting SF Taru Mikoshi Ren with the takedown of the shrine immediately after the parade. Participants must be 18 years and older.

To participate in this event, please do the following:
1. Fill out the Google form
Be sure to add NYP after your last name so SF Taru Mikoshi Ren can get a headcount on our volunteers! 

2. Meet in front of Nihonmachi Terrace at 1615 Sutter Street at 9:30 AM on Sunday, April 17th, 2016. Registration starts at 10:00 AM.

See Facebook event for additional details.

Please contact volunteer coordinator Michael de Dios directly at or leave a post on the event page if you have any questions or concerns. 

See you there!

4/26/16 [Social] Baachan's Kitchen at JCCCNC

April's Nakayoshi Social Event will be at the JCCCNC to participate in their bi-monthly Baachan's Kitchen program on Tuesday, April 26 starting at 6:30 PM. The Baachan's Kitchen program features local baachans (grannies) from the community, who share their family recipes of authentic Japanese American dishes with young professionals. Participants will assist in making the dishes for a communal family-style meal shared by everyone. Exact menu items for April's BK session are TBD. The program is also BYOB, so feel free to bring some beverages to share!

Spaces are limited to the first 30 to sign up, so advance online registration is required. Prices are $10 for JCCCNC members, $15 for non-members.


More information on Baachan's Kitchen can be found on the JCCCNC's website.
San Francisco Taru Mikoshi
Events in the Community
Message from Quillan Rusky on the Cherry Blossom Festival 

For those of you who are interested in learning how the greater festival works or who have been trying to find a way to become more involved with the community, CBF staff is a great place to take your next steps. We have shifts ranging from: single shift, whole day or even whole weekend, we have positions for all kinds of people and interests.

If you’re interested in staff or regular volunteer positions, please contact me either through facebook or by email at:

March 2016 Recap

In March, Nakayoshi members volunteered at the JCCCNC's special luncheon and performance of the musical, "Nihonmachi: The Place to Be." The luncheon honored Niseis --- the generation that not only endured internment but also bounced back to make Nihonmachi the place that it is now.
On March 24th, Nakayoshi held its first "Nomikai Around the Bay" event at Izakaya Ginto in downtown San Francisco. It was great to get to know people better and welcome some new faces in a casual setting over good food and drinks! Also, a big happy birthday to Jason, our longtime core member! 
At Japantown's Mifune restaurant for lunch during our monthly meeting last month. Come out next time to help us plan our future events!
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