First off, a big THANK YOU!!! for those of you who came out to volunteer in the Children’s Village at the Nihonmachi Street Fair this past Saturday, including Graig, Lisa, Emily L, Naomi, Aileen, Megumi and Daniel. We had a great time helping out JCYC with the game booths and seeing all the cute kids come out to play at the Street Fair. The event was a great way to be out helping directly in the community. We’ll definitely be looking for more volunteer opportunities like this in the future. Check out more photos of volunteering at Nakayoshi’s Facebook Group Page.
Nakayoshi members were also out and about helping sign and distribute the JCCCNC‘s petition to save our Japantown festivals. While it’s only been a couple of days since the festival, I haven’t heard of any complaints following the festival from the developer or HOA at 1600 Webster Street. So far so good. Here are some links from around the interwebs discussing the complaints that we posted about last time:
Aaron Kitashima’s blog: http://www.akit.org/2008/08/japantown-festivals-threatened.html
Yelp! discussion board: http://www.yelp.com/topic/san-francisco-japantowns-nihonmachi-streetfair—community-threatened-by-a-tenants-association
Nakayoshi’s next event will be a record release party for local singer/songwriter Goh Nakamura’s new album “Ulysses” at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco on Wednesday, August 20th. E-mail Nakayoshi at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information. We hope to see you there!