shikishi-sheepSAN FRANCISCO – The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California’s annual Shikishi Exhibit, displaying the works of over 100 artists, is on view at the JCCCNC, 1840 Sutter St. in San Francisco Japantown, until Sunday, Feb. 15.

All ages participated in the exhibit with the themes “Year of the Sheep” or “compassion.”

A shikishi is an art board outlined with a gold-rim frame. In Japan, shikishi have been used to display the autographs of celebrities or exhibit a famous calligrapher’s poem or expression. It is also commonly used as a canvas for watercolor art to illustrate a specific season.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The JCCCNC is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (415) 567-5505 or visit


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