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SF Japan town cherry blossoms

Fall Semester is Starting

Saturday, September 12 – youth classes begin Monday, September 14 – adult classes begin Registration for youth classes – 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on first day of class Youth classes – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration for Monday classes – in person at class Monday classes – 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Bonryaku Temae - tea ceremony demonstration

Fall Monday Adult Classes

Monday Classes for Adults and After School Japanese Language Class for High School Students All classes are designed to fit the needs of busy adults like you. 2015 FALL SEMESTER:  Orientation and registration in person was  Monday, August 31, 2015  at 6:00 pm for all classes.  If you missed the registration, contact Mrs. Thomas The […]


Teacher and Assistants Needed – Fall 2015

Contact us if you would like to learn about opportunities to join the school staff. Sakura Gakuen is always looking for … [Read More...]

Why Learn Japanese

Enjoy this new presentation on the many benefits of learning Japanese, courtesy of the Japan Foundation of Los Angeles. See links … [Read More...]

Harmony and History

The Saturday classes were visited by Reverend Bob Oshita and Gordon Nitta (Church Board of Trustees President) this first wet … [Read More...]

SG Shop — Buy your T-shirt today!

Everybody's got one — do you? Order your very own super stylish, wickedly epic, modern black Sakura Gakuen T-shirt at the new school store. There's other stuff here, too, like tote bags, sweatshirts & aprons. Check it out! Read more...


About Japanese Culture

Walnut Grove Bazaar 2014

The humidity of a Japanese summer is broken by seasonal foods, excursions to the mountains and beaches and summer festivals. The principal summer event is OBON, an honoring of the spirits of the dead. Obon usually takes place between July-August. It is a time that many Japanese return to their hometowns and visit their families […]

mutual respect

In Japan respect and the community has been very significant in their culture. The Japanese language is ripe with honorifics that promulgate these respectful relationships. As part of the comparison of Japanese schools with those in the USA here is a video about two schools and the student’s experience in modern Japan. The video reveals […]

soji no jikan school cleaning time

At Sakura Gakuen more than just the language of Japan is shared. A blend of cultural experiences and lessons is part of our curriculum. This includes more than the Culture Days, cooking, crafts and field trips. Class discussions, projects and skits often focus on culture. As part of the examination of culture, the similarities and […]