Otsukimi - 53rd Anniversary

The Harvest moon is a symbol of blessing and abundance for many cultures. Similar to tea parties, these moon viewing parties are occasions for sharing food and stories while enjoying what is considered the most beautiful moon of the year.

Please join us for this fun, family-friendly event!

5:30p Bonsai Garden & Bento Dinner*

  • Open House by the Golden State Bonsai Collection North 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (garden closes at 6:30)

  • Japanese “Bento” box dinners (sushi & skewered meats/fish) created by Musashi of Berkeley.
    Vegetarian Bento available upon request.

  • Come see our magnificent Torii Gate (Dedicated in the Memory of the late Oakland Council Member Frank Ogawa 1917-1994) and ten Japanese stone lanterns dedicated in honor of our 50th anniversary (2012)

6:30p Entertainment

  • Diablo Taiko (Japanese drums)

  • Performances by the student ambassadors from the Asian Pacific Children’s Convention and
    Summer High School Exchange

7:30p Moon Viewing

  • Telescopic Viewing of the Moon and other celestial points of interest provided bythe Eastbay Astronomical Society

To reserve your Japanese dinner, please click the green "Tickets" button (above right) by Friday, October 4th

OR send a $17 check ($12.00 for members of OFSCA) payable to:


P.O. Box 13022

Oakland, CA 94661-3022

Optional Membership Dues: Individual $35, Family $50

Checks must be RECEIVED BY Friday, October 4, 2019

Learn more about membership and volunteer opportunities here.