Welcome to the GenRyu Arts Website

Upcoming Events

  1. Japan Day June 28th Japantown Peace Plaza

GenRyu Arts Class & Event Calendar

  1. GenRyu Arts is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit organization and is supported in part by the San Francisco Arts Commission, The Zellerbach Family Fund, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Grants For The Arts/SF Hotel Tax Fund, the California Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts  

Japan Week 2014

Genryu Arts in association with East and West Japan Center Mall

Japan Week 2015, June 28, 2015

A cultural festival featuring performances, workshops, lecture/demonstrations in San Francisco Japantown

*Lecture/Demonstration: The Obi (Japanese belt) for Nihon Buyo (Japanese Classical Dance)

With Fujima Ryu of Chicago

Saturday, June 27,  2015

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tateuchi Auditorium (Nihonmachi Little Friends), *Brown Paper Tickets required

1830 Sutter St.

San Francisco, CA 94115

*20th Anniversary celebration

Asian Improv in Diaspora; The Tokyo – Chicago - San Francisco Connection “ Tatsu Aoki (Chicago), and Francis Wong (San Francisco)

Saturday, June 27, 2015

7:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Tateuchi Auditorium (Nihonmachi Little Friends), *Brown Paper Tickets required

*Activities require Brown Paper tickets (see link at left to obtain tickets)

Japan Day!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

12 pm – 5:00 pm

(Japantown Merchant Assoc. Obon w/Michiya Hanayagi Dance Studio led by Hanayagi Sensei 4:00 pm-5:00 pm)

Located at:Peace Plaza, Japan Center East Mall, Union Bank Hospitality Room,  Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco Japantown

Schedule of Activities


12:00PM-12:45PM Gintenkai National Project

12:45PM-12:55PMFujima Ryu of Chicago

       Grand Master Shunojo Fujima and

       Yoshinojo Fujima

1:00PM-1:15PMSakura Ren

1:20PM-2:00PMKokuseiryu Shigin

1:20PM-2:00PMFujima Ryu of Chicago

    Grand Master Shunojo Fujima and Yoshinojo Fujima

2:10PM-3:00PMTsukasa Taiko of Chicago

3:00PM-3:45PMGenRyu Arts

3:45PM-4:00PM Sakura Ren

4:00PM-5:00PMJapantown Merchants Association Obon with

Michiya Hanayagi Dance Studio


12:00PM-12:30PM Origami (Paper Tree)

12:45PM-1:15PMShodo – Master Artist Masato Kawahatsu

1:15PM-1:35PMSakura Ren

1:35PM-1:50PMShodo – Master Artist Masato Kawahatsu

2:15PM-2:45PM Origami (Paper Tree)

2:50PM-3:20PMToyoaki Shamisen

3:20PM-3:40PMSakura Ren


2:15, 2:45, 3:15 PM           Shodo with Master Artist Masato Kawahatsu Sensei (30 minute workshops)

12:30, 1:00, 1:30 PMOrigami with Paper Tree (30 minute workshops)

Check our website www.genryuarts.org for additional activities and updated schedule!

Co-presented by Asian Improv aRts, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, Nihonmachi Little Friends, Japantown Merchants Association

With generous support from Grants for the Arts, California Arts Council, Cultural Equity Grants/San Francisco Arts Commission, Zellerbach Family Foundation

Celebrating our 20th Year serving the Japanese and Asian American Communities