Okinawa Prefecture

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Japantown's Tofu Festival includes Rolls, Raffles, and Rapping

    ​Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival Where: Japantown's Peace Plaza When: Sat., June 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: Tofu takes over S.F.'s Japantown at the first annual Soy and Tofu Festival happening tomorrow. A staple in Asian cuisine, not many food products have the ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Two-Week Cherry Blossom Festival Starts Saturday in Japantown

    Luis ChongOkinawa soba, annual feature of Japantown's Cherry Blossom Festival.​Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Where: Japantown, Post and Buchanan Streets When: Sat.-Sun., Apr. 9-10, and 16-17; grand parade and anime costume awards on Sun., Apr. 17 Cost: Free; donations accepted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    San Jose's Ramen Tenma Serves Up Rare Okinawa Soba

    Luis ChongUntil now, fresh Okinawa soba were a once-a-year treat in the Bay Area.​Fresh Okinawa soba noodles are almost impossible to find in San Francisco, unless you know someone who can make them for you. The closest noodle factory is located in Hawaii. Imported noodles are delivered frozen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Mitsuwa's Japanese Food Fair Starts Today in San Jose. We Call Shotgun

    Luis ChongA stall at last year's Hokkaido Fair at Mitsuwa.​The Japanese Gourmet Foods Fair, aka Umaimono Gourmet Fair (umaimono means "yummy stuff") kicks off today at Mitsuwa Marketplace in San Jose. It ends June 6. The annual event is part of a series of four-day weekend festivals promoting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Saturday's Eatrip Film Premiere to Feature Peko-Peko Afterparty

    ​TsukuBlog calls the Japanese documentary Eatrip "a journey throughout Japan looking at how life can be led optimally through the daily ritual of eating," from Tokyo's epic Tsukiji, to an Okinawa farm whose owner eats way off the grid. The film's U.S. premiere is Saturday at Viz Cinema in Japa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    San Francisco Architect Larry Halprin's Work Is Unforgettable -- and So Was He

    Larry Halprin​It's always a jarring thing to pick up the paper and see an obit for someone you know, and that was the case yesterday when I read about the death of architect Lawrence Halprin at age 93. It's not as if I was a friend or close associate of the family. But Halprin was just about the m ... More >>

  • News

    May 20, 2009
  • News

    May 13, 2009

    Race to Fame

    W. Kamau Bell has built a career on examining the messy intersections of race and class in a supposedly postracial world.

  • Dining

    April 2, 2008

    Refined on Fillmore

    Creating new memories with French soul.

  • Film

    October 8, 2003

    Half Great

    Kill Bill's missing something -- like, oh, a proper ending

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    Muni's Mack Daddy

    James Robinson used to be a pimp. Now he's a transit union bigwig. And he's got higher ambitions.

  • Film

    April 21, 1999
  • Calendar

    December 2, 1998
  • Music

    October 28, 1998
  • Music

    August 12, 1998
  • News

    April 23, 1997

    Past Forward

    For its 40th year, the San Francisco International Film Festival boldly goes where it has gone before

  • News

    December 13, 1995

    Calling It Rape

    Two decades after the nightmare with a bronzed boatman on the Salmon River, I still hadn't forgiven myself for not fighting back. But there was no time like the present.

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