GINZA BAZAAR:  Saturday, July 22nd, 1pm-6pm & Sunday, July 23rd, 11am-6pm
Jul 22

GINZA BAZAAR: Saturday, July 22nd, 1pm-6pm & Sunday, July 23rd, 11am-6pm

VOLUNTEERS: Please Read This First

Thank you for visiting this sign up page and for volunteering to help make the Ginza Bazaar a fun and successful event. We hope that you will enjoy your experience, make good friends, teach others and perhaps learn something new. 

The GB is the single most important fundraising event for the temple. It is also a very important community event in our community, bringing friends and family together in a friendly atmosphere. We greatly appreciate your help in this important event as it allows the temple to function as a physical base for the many organizations that use our facility as well as support the religious message that is its foundation.

In past years, there have been a large number of unfilled positions. It is primarily for this reason that we will continue with the shortened hours for this year’s bazaar.  We would appreciate it if you would consider volunteering for additional shift positions that are left unfilled. Please visit our signup page again a week prior to the bazaar to see where you can help. 

Some new changes for 2017 Ginza Bazaar sign-ups: 

The 6am – 10am Chicken Cooking shift on Saturday and and 5am-9am Sunday morning will satisfy the 6 hours volunteer requirement for members of the BCSF affiliates, i.e. YAO.

For those who have signed up for shifts at Stuart Hall, please be aware that it is located just across Octavia Street from the Gym entrance.

Food service handlers – Please wear hair covering and use gloves located in the kitchen drawer. Be aware of avoiding cross contamination.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Ginza Bazaar committee at





Summer Dharma School
Jun 30

Summer Dharma School

  • Buddhist Church of San Francisco

Two weeks of fun, friendship and the Dharma! Please join us as we learn about Buddhism, have fun, and make friends. Music, food, hands on activities, field trips and a chance to make the temple home. Kindergarten through 8th grade. High schoolers wanted to assist. Looking for adult volunteers, too

Join us! To help, teach or just to observe!

Contact: Nanayo Silver: 415-566-4118


BCSF Will March in the Pride Parade: Sunday, June 25
10:00 am10:00

BCSF Will March in the Pride Parade: Sunday, June 25

We will be renting a trolley, providing water and snacks. Please reserve your spot on the trolley with Elaine Donlin Show your pride and joy in BCSF's commitment to treating people of diverse backgrounds with respect and dignity, by riding along Market Street on the BCSF Pride Trolley. More details will follow soon. 

86th Bon Odori Practice
Jul 14

86th Bon Odori Practice

86th Bon Odori Dance Practice

Monday, June 26th 7:30-9:00P.M.

Wednesday, June 28th 7:30-9:00P.M.

Friday, June 30th  7:30-9:00P.M.

No Practice on Monday, July 3rd

Wednesday, July 5th  7:30-9:00P.M. 

Friday, July 7th 7:30-9:00P.M.

Monday, July 10th 7:30-9:00P.M.

Wednesday, July 12th 7:30-9:00P.M.

Friday, July 14th 7:30-9:00P.M.

Octavia Street Entrance at Pine

A limited amount of accessories will be available to borrow at practice. Please bring:  

  • Sensu (folding fan)
  • Tenugui (towel)
  • Kachi Kachi (japanese castanets)

Please wear soft soled shoes for the gym floor

No experience necessary

86th Annual Bon Odori
1:00 pm13:00

86th Annual Bon Odori

86th Annual BCSF Bon Odori

The Ginza Bazaar weekend culminates with the Bon Odori street dancing on Sunday, July 23, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.  We welcome the SF community to join our sangha in dance, to reflect a sense of appreciation for the perseverance of our predecessors in the past, and to take responsibility for our actions in the present for the well-being of others and future generations.