Setting Sun Sake Sake Day at the Japanese Friendship Garden

This year Sake Week will start with the grand opening event at the Japanese Friendship Garden on Saturday, October 1st, hosted by Setting Sun Sake as a celebration of community, craft, culture, and of course sake (1pm-7pm)! This event is for ages 21 and over. Please bring a valid ID. No minors or pets allowed.

For more information about the October 1st event at JFG, please email sdsakeday@gmail.com or kim@settingsunsake.com.

Vendors, participants, and all other details will be posted in the coming months on social media and the official SD Sake Week website.

Expected performances by Genbu Daiko taiko drumming, Kendo Bu, and more!

Follow on social media: IG- @sandiegosakeday, IG & FB- @settingsunsake @ settingsunsakemakase

Click here to purchase tickets.


San Diego’s largest sake celebration!
Join the Japan Society of San Diego & Tijuana as they guide you through the best sake from Japan and the US at one of San Diego’s popular waterfront destinations, Ruocco Park!

Saturday, October 8, 2022
Ruocco Park
585 Harbor Ln, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

General Admission  $80 – Only 21+     3:00pm – 6:00pm
VIP ticket  $120 – Only 21+                    2:00pm – 6:00pm

For more details and updates, visit their website

San Diego SAKE Week
Each restaurant will be offering an exclusive sake pairing dinner! Limited seats available!

Sat Oct.1st        GRAND OPENING Event at the Japanese Friendship Garden
Tue Oct. 4th      Beshock Ramen Chef’s Dinner at Carlsbad
Wed Oct. 5th     Cowboy Start Chef’s Dinner
Wed Oct. 5th     Saiko Sushi Chef’s Dinner
Thurs Oct. 6th   Kettner Exchange Chef’s Dinner
Fri Oct. 7th        Swagyu Chef’s Dinner
Sat Oct. 8th       San Diego SAKE FESTIVAL Event at Ruocco Park

For more details and updates, visit their website


Join the Japan Society of San Diego & Tijuana! They will have different types of ramen, all ready for you to try and slurp to your ramen delight!
Don’t miss out the opportunity to purchase tickets NOW!

Thursday, November 10, 2022
Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
1000 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92132

General Admission  $40          6:00pm – 9:00pm 
VIP ticket  $120 – Only 21+     5:00pm – 9:00pm

Get Tickets HERE for Ramen Festival!
For more details and updates, visit their website

BIPOC History Ride

Celebrate the rich cultural history of San Diego by experiencing historic homes, buildings and landmarks that tell the legacy of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in the community. This is a self-guided bike ride that can be done at any time. This event is a collaboration between BikeSDCirculateSDPedal for Justice SD and the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.

Find out more about the tour here, or go straight to the tour map here.


A Window into History: Curiosities from our Collections

Currently on exhibit in our artifact exhibition space:

Fish Camp – items from the Fish Camp Kushimoto No Kyampu Archaeological Collection, 1925-1930, as well as items from our Fishing Collection

exhibit case containing bottles, shells, etc

exhibit case containing rope, hat, model boat, fish hooks, sextant

Art Items From Camp – bird pins, carvings, and other items made by internees at Poston internment camp, Arizona                                                 

exhibit case containing carved bird pins, painted wood, and polished rocks