Going Down Memory Lane


kanzaki loungeSAN FRANCISCO — Kanzaki Lounge – it was the place to be back in the day. A local watering hole in the heart of S.F. Japantown where we made lifelong friends, celebrated milestones in our lives and listened to great music.

It’s part of our history, part of J-Town history, and there will never be another Kanzaki Lounge — that is for sure.

For one night we are bringing together the friends, our community family, to celebrate and give our heartfelt appreciation to the family that provided us a place to gather and call home.

Join us on Saturday, June 27, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the West bay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore St., to thank the Kanzakis — Sumi, her late husband Paul, Ron and Kenny — for all that they did for us, our communities and especially for the Nihonmachi Street Fair!

Opening up the evening, special performances by Colette Ikemi, Cookie Wong, CJ Starr, Jane Medina Nakashita, Mark Zannini, Carey M. Huang and Derek Tong. You’ll dance the night away with the dynamic sounds of Rendezvous!

Get your tickets early as this is going to be an event that you won’t want to miss. Tickets can be purchased online at www.nihonmachistreetfair.org/kanzaki.htm or by calling (415) 771-9861. The cost is $50 per person. Proceeds go to the 42nd annual Nihonmachi Street Fair, which will be held Aug. 1 and 2.




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