Hiro's Bokashi Club

SLT & Zenshuji Soto Mission present:
Hiro's Bokashi Club

Learn the Okinawan tradition of Bokashi composting! Composting made easy—and less smelly—for your home, garden, balcony, or business! This is an anaerobic process that uses a special additive to ferment kitchen waste—including meat and dairy—into a healthy soil and nutrient-rich fertilizer for your plants. This method uses a mix of microorganisms that combat food rotting bacteria (and rotting odors), increase the speed of decomposition and enhances plant growth.


Saturday, January 15 from 1–2:30PM
More Info Here

Questions? Email Alma at aguzman@jaccc.org.

Join our Bokashi Facebook group!

To download our free How to Do Bokashi Composting zine by Sara Montgomery, click here.

For the Bokashi Recipe click here, using different measurements

Need Bokashi Supplies?

A limited amount of bokashi supplies are now available for purchase. You may pre-order online or purchase at Anzen Hardware!

1) SOLD OUT PRE-ORDER ONLINE by January 20 for contactless pick-up on Saturday, January 22 10AM-12PM at JACCC S. San Pedro St. LA 90012. We kindly ask that you not pre-order supplies if you cannot pick up the items during the scheduled pick-up date/time.


Retail Prices:

We highly recommend that you call Anzen Hardware before visiting to make sure that supplies are still in stock!

Anzen Hardware is located at:
309 East First St.
Los Angeles CA 90012

(213) 628-7600

Monday - Saturday
9:30am - 5:30pm

11am - 4:30pm

Hiroyuki Takeuchi (1948–2019).

Hiroyuki "Bokashi Man" Takeuchi was our inspiration, mentor, and friend, and is the primary reason we were able to begin the Little Tokyo Bokashi Club. Hiro learned the Okinawan technique from Dr. Teruo Higa, and then generously shared his skills, time, and laughter with our community. We will always be thankful for Hiro, whose vibrant, joyous personality and big smile will live on in our community. In 2019, we renamed Little Tokyo Bokashi Club as Hiro's Bokashi Club in his honor.