Nakayoshi Volunteer Event: At the Annual Mountain View Obon Festival & Bazaar

Mark your calendars Nakayoshiies!! The Annual Mountain View Obon Festival and Bazaar is only a month away happening on Sunday, July 21st. For those unfamiliar with Obon, this is a Japanese Buddhist cultural custom for honoring one’s ancestors. In the midst of volunteering, you’ll have opportunities to eat delicious foods, enjoy the entertainment, and participate […]

Recap of 2013 so far

It’s mid-June and we’re already half way into 2013! Here’s a look at what Nakayoshi folks have been up to. Our Annual Welcome BBQ and 5 Year Anniversary is this Sunday, June 23rd, so we hope you’ll come out and kick off a great start to the second-half of the year!

Volunteer event recap: At the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival!

On Saturday, June 1st, Nakayoshi Young Professionals volunteered at the Soy & Tofu Festival in SF’s Japantown.  We were fortunate to have gorgeous weather again while out volunteering at the “Nakayoshi Cafe” booth in the Peace Plaza.  The amazing group of volunteers in the kitchen were very efficient at preparing and cooking all of the […]

Volunteer Event: JCCCNC Children’s Day Festival – Spam and Arts & Crafts

Join Nakayoshi and sell spam musubis or make arts & crafts at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC)’s Children’s Day Festival this year. Nakayoshi will be operating the spam musubi booth at the annual Kodomo No Hi (Children’s Day) Festival in SF Japantown on Saturday, May 4th, 2013. All proceeds will […]

Oshogatsu Festival at the JCCCNC!

Thanks to those who helped out at the JCCCNC Oshogatsu Festival on Saturday, January 12.  Check out the photos that were taken at the event under the “Media” section of this site.  We’d love for you to join us in volunteering again next year. Akemashite Omedetou!    

Volunteer at the 42nd Annual JCCCNC Oshogatsu Matsuri (New Year’s Festival)!

Ring in the New Year 2013 with Nakayoshi Young Professionals by volunteering with us at the 42nd Annual Oshogatsu Matsuri (New Year’s Festival) on Saturday, January 12th at the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC – 1840 Sutter St. in Japantown). This is an exciting community event for all!  There will be […]

Volunteer event at the SF Food Bank

On Saturday, November 3rd, we volunteered at the San Francisco Food Bank.  In the first shift, Graig, Hisae, Atsushi, and Erika sorted corn which we divided according to freshness into separate boxes.  Later when Hisae and Erika completed their task of sorting corn following break time, they joined Graig and Atsushi in filling medium-sized cardboard […]

Nakayoshi Volunteer Event: End hunger with the San Francisco Food Bank!

Join us in demonstrating our utmost appreciation and support for the San Francisco Food Bank in the month of Thanksgiving through volunteering.  We’ll be sorting and packaging the food we distribute to food pantries, children’s snack programs and soup kitchens throughout the city.  We could be gleaning fresh produce, repackaging bulk food into family-sized quantities, assembling grocery […]