Okinawa, Okinawa Memorial Peace Concert, Irei no Hi, Okinawa, Japan, NYC, CRS (Center for Remembering and Sharing), Sonny Ochiai, sanshin, Rino, Naomi Mizoguchi, TK Nakagaki, peace

Okinawa Memorial Peace Concert at CRS 🗓 🗺

Okinawa Memorial Peace Concert Saturday, June 22 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) – 123 4th Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets), 2nd Floor Admision: $25 in advance/$30 at the door/$20 seniors/$15 students CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) will observe Okinawa Memorial Day, or Irei no Hi (慰霊の日), which means “the day to console the dead.” Okinawa Goodwill … Continue reading Okinawa Memorial Peace Concert at CRS 🗓 🗺
sake, The Joy of Sake, Japan, NYC, tasting

The Joy of Sake 🗓

The Joy of Sake Friday, June 21 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Metropolitan Pavilion – 125 W. 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) Admission: $110 The Joy of Sake returns to New York for its 15th annual celebration. This is the largest sake tasting in the world outside Japan, with a superb array of premium labels and the best in traditional and contemporary … Continue reading The Joy of Sake 🗓
Soh Daiko, taiko, drums, Japanese traditions, New York Buddhist Church, NYC, Japan, Shinto traditions, Buddhist traditions

Soh Daiko to Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary 🗓 🗺

Soh Daiko 40th Anniversary Concert Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. Miller Theater at Columbia University – 2960 Broadway at 116th Street Admission: $30 in advance/$35 at the door Taiko is the Japanese word for drum. Developed out of ancient agricultural rites and the music of Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, taiko was used for ritual entertainments and festivals to summon gods and spirits, to … Continue reading Soh Daiko to Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary 🗓 🗺
Junichi Mitsubori, wagashi, Kado, Asia Society, Japan, NYC, Japanese sweets

Hands-On Wagashi Workshop at Asia Society 🗓 🗺

Wagashi Master’s Workshop Friday, June 14 from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Asia Society – 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street Admission: $600/$500 members Asia Society is hosting a special day of wagashi, or traditional Japanese sweets featuring Junichi Mitsubori, a third-generation wagashi artisan from Yokosuka City, Kanagawa. For the first time in the United States, Mitsubori will be teaching a hands-on wagashi workshop where … Continue reading Hands-On Wagashi Workshop at Asia Society 🗓 🗺
Yamato Waki, The Tale of Genji, Murasaki Shikibu, manga, Japanese literature, the Met, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, Japan, Melissa McCormick, Heian period

Manga Artist Yamato Waki at the Met 🗓 🗺

Artists on Artworks – Yamato Waki Saturday, June 8 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Metropolitan Museum of Art – 1000 5th Avenue at 82nd Street (Main Museum Entrance) Admission: Free with Museum Admission ($25/$17 seniors/$12 students/Free for Members, Patrons, and children under 12) In conjunction with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated, Professor of Japanese Art … Continue reading Manga Artist Yamato Waki at the Met 🗓 🗺