Weekend Festival Brings the Culture of Ishikawa to NYC

February 21, 2015 1:00 pmtoFebruary 22, 2015 8:00 pm

 

 

YUKIDOKE FESTIVAL Parts 1 and 2
Discover Japanese Traditions from Ishikawa

This weekend Globus Chashitsu and J-COLLABO are presenting special events that celebrate the arts and crafts of Ishikawa Prefecture. The events span two days and two boroughs and offer full immersion into Ishikawa’s culture.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Japan Alps and Sea of Japan, Ishikawa is home to both ancient handicrafts and cutting-edge high tech – often coexisting in the same product. Asahi Electronic marries traditional lacquerware with 3D technology to create stunning iPhone covers. HIRO Co.’s T-Shirts are sewn from silk, Japanese washi paper, and gold foil. Amaike Textile Industry produces lightest, thinnest fabrics in the world. Kobo Hisatsune manufactures kitchenware employing 500-year-old dye techniques.

Visitors to the Yukidoke Festival will also imbibe the essence of Japanese culture in the form of the tea ceremony, as well as an exhibition of kimono. Topping it off will be a performance of the flamboyant dance form Renjishi. Two practitioners of this Kabuki performing art – sometimes called Lion Dance – will journey from Ishikawa to perform exclusively for audiences at these two events.

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YUKIDOKE FESTIVAL Part 1
Saturday, February 21
Globus Chashitsu – 889 Broadway  (between 19th & 20th Streets)

  • Kimono & Dress Exhibition
    Time: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Free Admission
    Kimono & Dress Exhibition on 2nd floor; Ishiwaka products expo on 1st floor
  • Tea Ceremony
    Time: 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
    Limited to 7 people each. RSVP and $35 contribution required.
    Tea Ceremony with special Japanese confectionary from Ishikawa conducted by Souheki Mori of Tea-Whisk
  • VIP Party: Kimono & Dress Exhibition + Renjishi
    Time: 6:00 p.m.
    Limited to 40 people. RSVP and $50 donation required.
    Guests are invited to take in a performance of Renjishi as they sample sake and sushi. Ukon and Sakon Takafuji of Ishikawa’s Takafuji Dance Company will enact the dance highlight of a Kabuki tale of two lion cubs who fight for their father’s favor. The key point of Renjishi involves the demanding skill of “Mane-Whirling,” which requires great strength and stamina.

To RSVP please send an email to info@j-collabo.org.

 

Yukidoke Festival, Ishikawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, NYC, J-COLLABO, Globus Chashitsu, kimono, tea ceremony, Renjishi, dance, kinpaku, Kyoto-top, Kutani-hariyama, Kaga-yuzen

YUKIDOKE FESTIVAL Part 2
Sunday, February 22nd
J-LABO – 300 7th Street (between 4th and 5th Avenues), Brooklyn

J-educate Workshops
2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Six different workshops staffed by artisans who will teach a variety of crafts:

  • Traditional Kyoto-top – $10
  • Kutani-hariyama (pin cushion) – $10
  • Kinpaku (gold leaf) coaster – $10
  • Kaga-yuzen handkerchief – $20
  • How to wear a kimono – $20
    Sessions at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (You must bring your own kimono)
    Tea Ceremony – $20
    Sessions at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Workshop seating is limited, so please RSVP to kazuko113@aol.com.

Reception
Time: 6:00 p.m.
RSVP required
Suggested donation: $20
Cocktail reception featuring a Renjishi performance by the Takafuji Dance Company

To RSVP please send an email to info@j-collabo.org.