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Speech Contest March 14

Continuing the annual tradition – Sakura Gakuen Saturday students will demonstrate their language skills with the 8th Annual Speech Contest during 3rd and 4th periods. This event will occur shortly after Hinamatsuri (雛祭り), also called Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day. Last year the PTC provided sakura manju and refreshments (Calpico and CC Lemon Japanese sodas) […]

In the News

SF Japan town cherry blossoms

Enroll Now – Spring Monday Classes

February 2, 2015 – first day of Spring Semester New student registration – in class February 2 > continuing students can register in class


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...]

Honoring Decades of Service

RESCHEDULED - Our recently retired Dean, Futaba Wood Sensei, will be honored at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento this Sunday, … [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

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 […]

Sun and clouds embrace Fuji-san

Celebrating the new year in Japan also means paying special attention to the first time something is done in the new year. Hatsu-hinode (初日の出)is the first sunrise of the year.  Before sunrise on January 1, people often drive to the coast or climb a mountain so that they can see the first sunrise of the […]