2020 Annual Potluck and Meeting

The annual Potluck and Meeting of the Berkeley-Sakai Sister City Association will be celebrated on Friday, March 13, 2020, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  We will meet at the Berkeley United Methodist Church at 1710 Carleton Street in Berkeley.

Everyone is cordially invited to our dinner, which is open to anyone, not just board members.  Those who are interested in our exchanges and activities are encouraged to attend to get the latest updates about the student exchange, to view Kindergarten art from Sakai and talk with others who are interested in cultural exchange with Japan. Please click here to RSVP for the dinner if you know you are coming; you are still welcomed to come if you decide to come at the last minute.

It is a potluck, so please bring an appetizer, salad or side dish to serve 10.  The board will supply the main dish, dessert and beverages.

2019 San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Sunday, April 21 marked the 52nd annual Cherry Blossom Festival and Parade in San Francisco, and your Berkeley-Sakai Association once again made its presence known!

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2019 Chabana (Flower Arranging) Workshop and Photos June 22


Barbara Stevens-Strauss is a Berkeley-Sakai Association Board Member who practices and shares with us traditional Japanese art forms including ikebana, raku ceramics, chabana and tea ceremony.  Barbara will be teaching a Chabana workshop on June 22, 2019, from 2-4 P.M. at Takara Sake, 708 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94710.  The Chabana workshop is a benefit for the Berkeley-Sakai Association.  All flowers and natural elements for the workshop will be provide.  There is a $50 fee for the workshop and the number of attendees is limited to 15.

In the workshop, We learn how to use flowers and natural elements, available in our gardens, to make multiple arrangements. If you bring your own vase, you can take home one of your creative arrangements. Please contact the Berkeley-Sakai Association or Barbara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in attending future Chabana flower arranging workshops. 

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