SAN FRANCISCO — Join the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California and Japanese Community Youth Council in celebrating their annual Japantown Halloween Carnival on Friday, Oct. 29, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This year it will be a virtual production, as we organizers continue to accommodate COVID-19 safety while keeping the community connected. Log onto JCCCNC’s Facebook Live for a spooktacular night filled with different cultural performances, spooky storytelling, and Halloween crafts, ending off with the Kids’ Costume Contest.

The contest will be judged based on the following categories: cutest costume, scariest costume, most spirited family/group costume, and Japantown Community Choice costume for most total likes/votes. Everyone is encouraged to send in their costume entries for the virtual parade segment as well as the chance at a prize. Send in your entries by Friday, Oct. 22, at


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