The Strand to Host Virtual Book Launch with Senator Mazie Hirono and “Pachinko” Author Min Jin Lee

Senator Mazie Hirono + Min Jin Lee: Heart of Fire Monday, May 3 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Virtual Event on Crowdcast.io General Admission: Free Admission + Book (domestic shipping): $34 Admission + Book (international shipping): $53 Join The Strand for a virtual event with Senator Mazie Hirono for the launch of her new book, Heart of Fire. About This Event Senator Mazie Hirono … Continue reading The Strand to Host Virtual Book Launch with Senator Mazie Hirono and “Pachinko” Author Min Jin Lee

Explore 2.5D Musicals with Japan Foundation, New York

Anime Takes the Stage: The Rise of 2.5-Dimensional Musicals and Beyond Tuesday, March 30 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. EDT Live on YouTube Admission: Free What is a 2.5-Dimensional (2.5D) musical? It is a stage adaptation from two-dimensional media such as anime, manga, and video games. This new genre of Japanese pop culture has gained remarkable popularity in Japan since the debut of Musical: … Continue reading Explore 2.5D Musicals with Japan Foundation, New York

Welcome Spring with Music from Kyo-Shin-An Arts and Tenri Cultural Institute

Spring Light Premiering Sunday, March 21 at 4:00 p.m. EDT Online on Musae Admission: $5 and up Celebrate the coming of spring with the sounds of Japan! Kyo-Shin-An Arts and Arts at Tenri present Spring Light, a concert featuring Sumie Kaneko, Yoko Reikano Kimura, and James Nyoraku Schlefer. From the 17th to the 20th century, Spring Light will have traditional and contemporary trios and duos … Continue reading Welcome Spring with Music from Kyo-Shin-An Arts and Tenri Cultural Institute

The First Annual Japanese Restaurant Cherry Blossom Week 2021 Is in Full Bloom

It’s been one year since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in New York City, and we are still in the midst of the pandemic. Many Japanese restaurants have suffered due to restrictions and the difficult winter weather. After cold weather and a spike in COVID-19 cases, indoor dining was banned again in December of 2020, leaving restaurants with only outdoor seating options. Now … Continue reading The First Annual Japanese Restaurant Cherry Blossom Week 2021 Is in Full Bloom

World Sake Imports to Host Virtual Tour of Brewery in Fukushima

Nagurayama Brewery: Virtual Tour and Tasting Tuesday, March 16 at 9:00 p.m. EDT Online via Zoom Admission: Free The Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture is one of the great brewing regions of Japan, with Aizu-Wakamatsu as its center. Here Nagurayama Brewing Company makes sakes in the classic Fukushima style: richly aromatic with flavor amplitude to match. The brewery’s president, Takeo Matsumoto, led the movement to … Continue reading World Sake Imports to Host Virtual Tour of Brewery in Fukushima