1746 Post Street, San Francisco CA, 94115 U.S.A.
As visionaries behind the building NEW PEOPLE, NEW PEOPLE, Inc. is a team fully dedicated to introducing Japanese popular culture to the U.S. through films, music, fashion and various events such as J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL and JAPAN FILM FESTIVAL OF SAN FRANCISCO.
Started as NEW PEOPLE Entertainment, a Japanese film distributor, NEW PEOPLE, Inc. has expanded its medium beyond films and now offers various services for our business partners and clients, such as Event planning & production, PR & Marketing services, Multi-lingual translation services and Creative consulting.
NEW PEOPLE Cinema is a 143-seat underground cinema located in the basement level of NEW PEOPLE in San Francisco. Equipped with a cutting-edge HD digital projection, 35mm film projection and THX®-certified sound system, NEW PEOPLE Cinema is home to local film festivals including the San Francisco International Film Festival, CAAMFest, Green Film Festival, and the Japan Film Festival of San Francisco.
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(Mon-Sat) 12pm - 7pm (Sun) 12pm - 6pm
SOU・SOU is a unique footwear brand from Kyoto that infuses Japanese classic “Tabi” work shoes with vibrant graphic patterns. SOU・SOU’s combination of form-fitting soles and striking modern looks has created a huge following, from dancers to the sneaker-obsessed. While new and fun, each shoe is crafted by hand, preserving the best of tradition.
Open Daily : 11am - 6pm
Welcome to Crown & Crumpet, a stylish room with tea and wit, in Japantown in San Francisco. The delicious food and libations will transport you to a classic, traditional tea salon in England, but the stylish and vibrant décor tells you this is not a stuffy, Victoriana “ye olde tea shoppe.” Reservations are very much encouraged for the weekends. Book now on OpenTable or call 415-771-4252.
(Mon-Sat) 12pm - 7pm (Sun) 12pm - 6pm
MARUQ is the "Ultimate Kawaii" specialty boutique that is dedicated to bringing Tokyo's Shibuya and Harajuku fashion directly to the U.S.! Its partnership with popular clothing labels such as LIZ LISA, TRALA, GLAD NEWS, NADIA and many others makes MARUQ the place to be - if you can't be in Tokyo!
(Mon-Sat) 12pm - 7pm (Sun) 12pm - 6pm
Alluring by design, BABY, THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT, brings its beloved Japanese Lolita fashion to their first US flagship store at NEW PEOPLE. Leading the scene as the ultimate Lolita fashion brand, BABY showcases its playful clothing and accessories along with its more androgynous and mystic line of attire, ALICE AND THE PIRATES. (Photos courtesy of CRAZY SPORK I AM.)
Tue- Fri 10am-8pm
LashSpot SF is the premier lash extension spa in San Francisco, creating thicker, fuller, youthful looking lashes. Perfect to fit every lifestyle, each individual extension blends seamlessly to every natural lash. Granola girl or girly girls, LashSpot extensions make every woman more beautiful.
REAL ESCAPE GAME™ is an immersive, live puzzle game in which teams find clues and solve mysteries within a time limit. Some games require you to escape from a locked room, while others challenge you to reach the ending of a story that unfolds around you. Become a detective to identify the culprit of a crime, or face off against a mastermind who has placed a bomb on your wrist and locked you inside a room full of riddles – YOU choose what kind of hero you want to be! Work together with your teammates; communicate, strategize, and emerge victorious!
JAPAN FILM FESTIVAL OF SAN FRANCISCO, the very first and only fully-dedicated annual Japanese film celebration for the San Francisco Bay Area, is held at NEW PEOPLE CINEMA, screening latest Japanese live-action and animation films. Launched in 2013, the first annual festival was hosted in conjunction with J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL, successfully drawing nearly 3000 attendees with many sold-out shows and hosting special premiere screenings where San Francisco's film fans interacted with renowned directors from Japan.
The 6th Annual Japan Film Festival of San Francisco will be held at NEW PEOPLE Cinema: September 28th - October 7th. Visit JFFSF.org for more information!
ARTS, EATS, INNOVATIONS! J-POP SUMMIT, hosted by SUPERFROG Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a Japanese cultural festival held every summer since 2009 in San Francisco. By introducing the latest in Japanese music, fashion, film, art, games, tech-innovations, anime, food, as well as niche subcultures, the festival has become a landing platform for new trends from Japan. The festival is also getting attention as an effective opportunity for promotion and entry point into US markets. Check out J-POP SUMMIT Website and Facebook for details.
The 2nd annual Cherry Blossom Film Festival showcases nine of Japan’s best films and anime, reflecting the diverse and unique legacy of Japanese Cinema. All films will be shown in Japanese, with English sub-titles (otherwise noted). Cherry Blossom Film Festival 2018 is held on April 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2018 at the NEW PEOPLE Cinema located in the heart of San Francisco’s historic Japantown, as part of the 2018 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival. http://www.jffsf.org/cbff2018
NEW PEOPLE is behind the launch of Dandelion Chocolate Japan as the subsidiary of Dandelion Chocolate, San Francisco's beloved bean-to-bar chocolate factory in the Mission district. As a creative agency specializing in Japan and its market, we are proud to make a difference in the world with innovative partners like Dandelion Chocolate!
Japan’s first and only Bean-to-Bar event that originated in 2016 is back again as Craft Chocolate Market 2018. The event took place in Kiyosumi-Shirakawa, Tokyo on January 27th and 28th of 2018. Once again various Bean to Bar chocolate makers and cacao vendors from around the world joined the event. At this event, we focused not only on Bean-to-Bar, but also on the craft movement that is taking over the world including Japan. The objective is to celebrate and create together a 2-day marketplace where all participants can enjoy networking on chocolate and craft movement.
Taste of Japan is a program that is developed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan and promotes innovative new ways to incorporate genuine Japanese food products and ingredients within Western culinary and food industry professional circles, and celebrates the rich legacies and diversity that is found in traditional and modern Japanese cuisine and its dietary culture. As a part of the program, Taste of Japan Honorary Award events were hosted in San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington D.C. in 2016 and 2017.
The Fine Grain Awards : New Cuisine and Cocktail Competition Inspired by "Japanese Rice" is a new international multi-city event hosted by Japan Rice and Rice Industry Export Promotion Association with support by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan. The program aims to showcase and celebrate the rich legacies of Japanese rice and rice-related products including sake, and also promotes innovative ways for them to be incorporated into Western culinary and food industry professional circles.
Let SAKE flow. Major sake brands of Japan and every player in the sake business in the Bay Area from distilleries, manufacturers, and distributors to retailers gather one place. This event will help promote Japanese sake culture to a larger audience and entice more Americans to enjoy sake!