2020 Annual Dinner and Potluck has been postponed

The BSA Annual Dinner and Potluck, scheduled for March 13, has been postponed based on recommendations from the Berkeley Health Office to limit gatherings due to coronavirus COVID‑19.

We will reschedule later in the year once we know more. We look forward to seeing everyone soon.

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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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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