Minami Tamaki LLP sponsored the San Francisco Japantown Foundation annual New Year’s Celebration on Jan. 10, an event that raised $176,000 to support the Foundation’s mission to support cultural, community and educational activities in San Francisco Japantown.
Firm partner Donald Tamaki has served as the Foundation’s board president since the organization was founded. He also co-chaired the event with board members Diane Matsuda and Jerry Ono.
The Foundation was formed in December 2006 through generous endowments by Kintetsu Enterprises of America, Jack Hirose, Hats and Amey Aizawa, Union Bank and Minami Tamaki LLP.
The event, which was held at the Hotel Kabuki, featured Osechi Ryori, a traditional Japanese New Year’s cuisine and featured dishes and drinks from Sushi Ran, Pabu Izakaya, Sanraku, Izumiya, Super Mira, DELICA, YamaSho, Azuma Foods, Ito En, Iichiko, True Sake, Aiya, and Takara Sake.
Since 2006, the Japantown Foundation has provided grants to nonprofit projects that support Japantown and the Japanese American community. The Foundation held the fundraiser to involve more individual donors to support the future of Japantown and the Japanese American community.
The Foundation is dedicated to preserving and honoring Japantown’s history; welcoming and serving its residents, visitors, businesses, congregations and community organizations; and supporting the growth and development of the community’s Japanese cultural theme.