On Sunday, March 22, Nakayoshi will yet again be flexing a little of its volunteer muscle over in San Francisco’s Japantown, this time in support of Nihonmachi Little Friends, a Japanese, bilingual and multicultural childcare organization committed to providing quality and affordable childcare services. Join us as we help raise funds for this vital community organization through a one-of-a-kind event: a tofu matsuri.

Actually, a “Tofu Dessert Competition and Festival,” to be exact. Organized by the Nichi Bei Times and held at the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Northern California (1840 Sutter Street), this extravaganza will run from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and include a tofu dessert competition, a tofu nutritionist talk show, tofu games, and a tofu haiku contest. That’s a lot of tofu.

Nakayoshi is looking for volunteers to pitch in for one or more shifts (and anyone who covers all three gets lunch):
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Set up
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Event support
4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Clean up

Hit us up on Facebook or in the comments to let us know you’re in.

Or, if you’d rather attend the festival as a regular guest, you can do so for $10 online or $12 at the door. Bring the little ones, too — they get in free if they’re 3 and under.

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