...full of Japanese culture, but still welcomes a diversity in the people...
One of the core values of Sokosf, whether if we know it or not...is "family." We are loving this #sfjapantownstory family reflection from Jen Hiramatsu.
Being a SF native born and raised (Pilipino American), Japantown has been a part of my life since my high school young adult years till now when I’m growing my family. My best friend who is Chinese American and I have ties to Japantown through Taiko, and my husband through the Japanese friends and business owners in SF. Japantown is full of Japanese culture but still welcomes a diversity in the people who live, visit and support it. It means the world to me that my children have a resource for food, friends, culture that represents them as Japanese in new and traditional ways.
What I want to see is a continued interest in families and young people who respect and support the need for Japantown.
Thank you to Jen and her awesome fam for sharing their community story.