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The 2017 JapanCulture•NYC Holiday Gift Guide!

At JapanCulture•NYC we know that New Yorkers are very busy and that you probably might not have all your holiday shopping done yet. But don’t worry, this year for our 2017 gift guide, we are trying to make it easy for you by introducing you to three local Japanese shops that will carry items for anyone on your list from children through grandparents or an … Continue reading The 2017 JapanCulture•NYC Holiday Gift Guide!

Kimono and Nihongami Workshops in NYC

    While in New York as a contributor to the Fudangi Fun exhibit, Anji SALZ @salztokyo will also be hosting two exciting workshops! Anji SALZ is a German native who fell in love in kimono after moving to Japan. As a stylist, writer, and influencer, she works with kimono on a daily basis in Tokyo. She also offers handpicked kimono, obi, and various kimono accessories … Continue reading Kimono and Nihongami Workshops in NYC

Fudangi Fun: Everyday Kimono Exhibit

  Fudangi Fun: Everyday Kimono Exhibit Thursday, October 12 until Sunday, October 15 from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Globus Washitsu – 889 Broadway at 19th Street Admission: Free In conjunction their ongoing Kimono Visionaries Series, Globus Washitsu is hosting a new exhibition Fudangi Fun: Everyday Kimono starting October 11. In Japanese Fudangi means “everyday clothes,” and prior to the 20th century, kimono was worn … Continue reading Fudangi Fun: Everyday Kimono Exhibit

Japan Society Presents a Talk on Kimono Traditions

    Kimono on the Runway: Traditional Elegance in High Fashion Friday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between First and Second Avenues) Admission: $13/$10 Japan Society members, seniors, and students If there is one garment that represents Japanese culture and heritage, it is the kimono. The kimono as we know it today, with straight cut lines, dates back … Continue reading Japan Society Presents a Talk on Kimono Traditions

Jen's Top 5 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Have you finished your holiday shopping yet for this year? Perhaps you thrive off last-minute shopping. Or maybe the warmer weather this season is throwing you off? Either way, we have complied a list of the top 5 Japanese-related, last-minute gifts in the New York area. Most you can get online or are just a quick errand in Manhattan or Brooklyn. Hopefully you can finish … Continue reading Jen's Top 5 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

A Fashion Show That Was Beyond Kimono

Beyond Kimono was more then just a fashion show; it was an evening of Japanese culture for all five senses featuring fashion, dance, piano, food and drink hosted by Be JAPON, a non-profit organization. Be JAPON is dedicated to presenting Japanese beauty to the world under its concept “tradition and creation.” Held at Chelsea’s Holy Apostles Ballroom on 9th Avenue at 28th Street on Saturday, November 7, … Continue reading A Fashion Show That Was Beyond Kimono

Kawaii Meets Fashion with Sebastian Masuda at Japan Society

    Kawaii Meets Art and Fashion: An Evening with Sebastian Masuda Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between First and Second Avenues) Tickets: $12/$8 Japan Society Members Kawaii lovers of the New York area, mark your calendars! Sebastian Masuda, a visual artist known as the pioneer of Harajuku kawaii culture, will speak at Japan Society March 26 … Continue reading Kawaii Meets Fashion with Sebastian Masuda at Japan Society

The JC•NYC Japanese-Flavored Holiday Gift Guide!

Are you concerned because you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet?  Don’t worry; JapanCulture•NYC has you covered with our last-minute Holiday 2014 Gift Guide! We have broken it down to 5 different groups: The Traditionalist, The Foodie, The Fasshonisuta, The Otaku & The Japanophile. Check out our curated suggestions below from local establishments or artists and start checking things off your list! THE TRADIONALIST: If … Continue reading The JC•NYC Japanese-Flavored Holiday Gift Guide!

Kimono Designer Showcases Contemporary Obi to New York

JapanCulture•NYC recently welcomed Jen Green on board as our Fashion Editor. Read all about her background and how she became interested in Japanese culture here. Jen attended an obi exhibition and filed this report. In late October, kimono designer Hirotaka Asano had his first exhibit in the United States. Held in the authentic tatami and tea ceremony space, Globus Chashitsu, the exhibition was on view … Continue reading Kimono Designer Showcases Contemporary Obi to New York