Japan Society hosts a webinar focused on the globalization of Japanese anime

Japan Society Webinar to Focus on Japanese Animation in a Global Era

Japanese Animation in a Global Era Tuesday, January 31from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. ET Online via Japan Society’s YouTube Channel Admission: Free In an era of ubiquitous streaming services, anime has found its way into nearly every corner of the globe. At this Japan Society webinar, Mike Toole, editor at large at Anime News Network, and Thomas Lamarre, author of The Anime Ecology: A … Continue reading Japan Society Webinar to Focus on Japanese Animation in a Global Era
Japanese dancer Akiko Tokuoka blends Japanese traditional dance with voguing

Akiko Tokuoka and the Japanese Aesthetics of Voguing

Akiko Tokuoka was inspired by a non-Japanese person who was inspired by Japan. Although the New York-based dancer was born and raised in Kyoto—a popular tourist destination and Japan’s cultural hub—she had no formal training in Japan’s traditional arts, such as tea ceremony, calligraphy, and Nihon buyo, traditional Japanese dance. “I was not familiar with it at all,” she says. She admits that her home … Continue reading Akiko Tokuoka and the Japanese Aesthetics of Voguing
Motoichi Adachi and Kyoko Sato curate Ultimate Beauty featuring Japanese and New York-based artists

Ultimate Beauty, Curated by Motoichi Adachi and Kyoko Sato at Tenri Cultural Institute

Ultimate Beauty Wednesday, January 25 through Wednesday, February 1 from noon until 6:00 p.m. (from noon until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28 and Wednesday, February 1) Closed on Friday, January 27 Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 25 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tenri Cultural Institute – 43A W. 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) Admission: Free Motoichi Adachi, an Emmy Award-winning writer in … Continue reading Ultimate Beauty, Curated by Motoichi Adachi and Kyoko Sato at Tenri Cultural Institute
unique sake from Kochi Prefecture in Japan on display at participating restaurants in NYC

Discover the Unique Sake from Kochi Prefecture

NYC TOSA SAKE WEEK 2023 Tuesday, January 24 through Wednesday, February 22 Participating Restaurants (Listed below) Sake Flight Cost: $18-$24 NYC TOSA SAKE WEEK 2023 is a month-long event starting January 24 that promotes sake from five breweries in Kochi Prefecture, also known as the Tosa region. It is the first time that this prefecture will be holding this event in New York City. During … Continue reading Discover the Unique Sake from Kochi Prefecture
Sake Discoveries presents a tasting of sake from Saga Prefecture at Brooklyn Kura

Saga Bar Pop Up

Saga Bar Pop Up Wednesday, February 1 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Brooklyn Kura – 68 34th Street, Brooklyn Admission: $65 Sake Discoveries presents its first Saga Sake pop up of 2023. The event, which will take place at Brooklyn Kura in Industry City, will feature 15 different kinds of sake from Saga Prefecture, including Amabuki, Azumaichi, Koimari, Mitsutake, and Yano breweries, as well … Continue reading Saga Bar Pop Up