The Monthly Newsletter

Hi Everyone,
Stave off the heat with some 'cool' upcoming events with us this September!

Itching an anime craving recently? Join us on September 8 at our Discord channel.

Looking to build your karma? Not too soon after we have our volunteer event at Tabemasho on September 17.

Or maybe you're needing to chill out by the beach. We got you covered! Sign up for our Bonfire event this September 24 at Ocean Beach.

Those are just a few events that's inside this newsletter! Come on in to check out what else in store.

Did you know that we have a Discord server and a Line account? We have some fun online activities coming up. Stay tuned!


Nakayoshi Events


Join Nakayoshi Core!

Want to get involved in the community and meet new friends? Join our core officer team!

We provide opportunities to support Japantown organizations while helping you build your network and skills.

There are no requirements other than a desire to get involved -- but we especially need help with the following positions:

Digital content and marketing
Event coordinating 
If you're interested, fill out our interest form or drop us a line at

We'd love to hear from you!

I'm Interested!

SOCIAL / Official / Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 8:00 PM / recurring event

Anime Night Kickoff @ Nakayoshi Discord

When: September 8 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Nakayoshi Discord

Love anime? Want to watch anime? Have opinions about anime? Join Nakayoshi online on Thursday, September 8th to kick off a series of weekly anime nights! At this inaugural event, we'll watch the first episode of each of four different shows as a group, and then vote on which to watch weekly on Thursdays from here on. Keep an eye out for the recurring event for anime nights once we've selected a show!
The shows up for consideration are:
--- Noragami: A low-level god strives to become rich and famous by doing odd jobs and slaying monsters in this urban fantasy.
--- Barakamon: A charming slice of life about a frustrated professional calligrapher who's sent to the remote Gotou Islands to get his groove back.
--- Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun: Appearances are deceiving in this comedy about a group of offbeat friends working together to produce shoujo manga.
--- Yuru-Camp: A laid-back "iyashikei" show about a group of girls united by their love of camping and hiking in scenic locales.

The event will be hosted using Discord. If you haven't joined the Nakayoshi Discord server yet, you can use this invite link to do so:
You can contact us on the Discord server with any questions, or reach out to

Facebook event

SOCIAL / Official / SATURDAY, September 17 @ 7:00 PM

Volunteering @ JCCCNC Tabemasho Fundraiser

When: September 17 12:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC)

We have volunteer opportunity for Saturday, September 17, 2022! The JCCCNC is having their Tabemasho fundraiser event and they're looking for Nakayoshi's help. We will be helping out with the shave ice booth primarily! Be aware that this is an all-day event (12:30pm-7:00pm).

See the information from the Center below:
After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, we’re excited to announce we’re resuming our annual Tabemasho gala fundraiser in-person at the Center on Saturday, September 17, 2022! Marking the 10th anniversary of holding Tabemasho, this year we’re featuring dishes served up by our partnering local restaurants and chefs and will also be introducing delicacies from the town of Oshu, Iwate Prefecture in Japan, famous for their premium sake and Maesawa beef! In order to make this year’s dinner and silent auction a success to support the Center’s staff and programs in Japantown, we could use as much help from the community as we can get!
If you are available to help, please fill out the online volunteer registration form at: 
Be sure to mark your group affiliation as "Nakayoshi"!

Sign Up!

SOCIAL / Official / SATURDAY, September 24 7:00 PM 

Ocean Beach Bonfire Hangout

When: September 24, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Ocean Beach Fire Pits, Great Highway

Come hang out, toast some marshmallows, and enjoy the sand and surf with Nakayoshi at the fire pits at Ocean Beach! We'll have our bonfire set up and clearly marked by 7 pm, and plan to hang out until 9 pm.
Nakayoshi will provide a few refreshments (think s'mores!), but we encourage anyone interested in coming to bring snacks and drinks to share. Please keep in mind that no glass containers are permitted at Ocean Beach, so any drinks will need to be in cans or plastic bottles.
If you're interested, please sign up here:
We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please reach out to
Facebook event

SOCIAL / Official / SATURDAY, october 1 1:00 PM 

Volunteer - Sake Day 2022

When: October 1, 1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Hotel Kabuki

Volunteer with Nakayoshi at Sake Day 2022!
Sign up here:
Please write "Nakayoshi" under "How did you learn about this volunteer opportunity" so we know that you're coming.
Sake Day is an annual event organized by True Sake shop in Hayes Valley showcasing over 150 varieties of sake, including exclusive offerings directly from visiting sake breweries from Japan. Proceeds from the event are donated to the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California in San Francisco Japantown.
• Volunteers must be 21+ (NO EXCEPTIONS)
• Dress code is business casual. No flip-flops, athletic shoes or t-shirts
Volunteer tasks and roles:
• Event Setup
• Registration/Ticketing
• Sake Pouring
• Facility Logistics and Support
• Event Breakdown
All volunteers will be provided with periodic breaks and break area with snacks and refreshments. Volunteers are also welcome to sample some sake during breaks at the event (please act responsibly!). Volunteers are invited to our event afterparty where you will be served dinner and additional drinks with other event staff, vendors and volunteers following the completion of event breakdown.
Volunteer and reference 'Nakayoshi


We'd like to hear from you!

If you have a minute please take our survey about how we can better serve you and what you're looking to get out of being part of Nakayoshi! Thank you

I'm interested!


Announcing Nakayoshi's Discord Server!

Come and find us on Discord! Check out the QR Code to get connected to our server.

Get Connected!


Announcing Nakayoshi's Line Account!

Are you on Line? So are we! Come and join us on our Line account!

Get Connected!


Nakayoshi Professional Resources Network

Nakayoshi wants to build a network of people who are willing and able to donate their unique skills for the Japantown community! 

Why do we want to do this?

We've found that members of Nakayoshi, as well as those in the wider Japantown community, have an extensive variety of skill sets--whether it's art, graphic design, fundraising, grant writing, copy editing, project management, web development, etc. We'd like to gather together willing volunteers and help direct them to opportunities in the Japantown community that best suit their needs. 

How does this work and what is the time commitment? 

Nakayoshi will help connect the need and the resources, and provide the introductions accordingly. From there, expectations will be established to identify the scoped work. Volunteers are expected to complete the work as agreed upon. 

What can I get out of it?

If you're just starting off in your career, joining the network is a good way to develop your skills that will have a tangible effect in the community. Even if you are well established in your career, volunteers can develop new relationships and understanding of the Japantown community!

I have skills to share!

Community Calendars

For community events from the San Francisco Japanese American Citizen's League (SFJACL), check out their calendar here.
For community events from the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC), check out their calendar here.
For community events from the Japantown Cultural District, check out their calendar here.

Last Month's Events

Thank you to everyone who showed up to our August events (camping, happy hour and obon dancing)!
2022 Nakayoshi