An Insider's Tour of Japantown

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San Francisco Peace Pagoda with cherry blossom trees underneath. iStock photo ID: 948089276. Credit: David Tran.

An Insider's Tour of Japantown

Instructor: 
Linda Mihara
When: 
August 31, 2022
Time: 
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Place: 
National Japanese American Historical Society Peace Gallery, 1684 Post Street, San Francisco
Fee: 
$50 per person Society members only. Limited to 20 participants. Advance registration must be received by SAA by Aug. 24, 2022.


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Put on your walking shoes for the second SAA walking tour, this time of San Francisco’s Japantown with Linda Mihara. Linda will provide information on the history of Japantown 
while introducing us to a variety of neighborhood shops and cultural landmarks.


We will stop for lunch at the restaurant Udon Mugizo. During our walk, we will also stop at a 
history museum, a beautiful private tearoom, a bakery filled with tasty treats, a gallery s
pecializing in ukiyo-e and have an origami lesson. Linda will give us her insider’s knowledge of 
one of San Francisco’s most fascinating neighborhoods.


The tour includes lunch (choice of tempura zaru udon or beef donburi), beverages not included.


Linda Tomoko Mihara is well known to SAA members for the very popular origami study group she led last year and for the origami exhibit she curated at the Asian Art Museum. An award-winning designer of complex origami artworks, Linda has been a volunteer for and donated her art to a variety of Japanese American cultural programs. She is the owner and manager of Paper Tree in Japantown.


Please be reminded that SAA in-person events will follow current health protocols.

Registration Policies

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