KOKA, calligraphy, Japanese traditions, exhibition, J-Collabo, Brooklyn, NYC, Japan

KOKA Calligraphy Solo Exhibition at J-Collabo 🗓 🗺

KOKA Calligraphy Solo Exhibition Thursday, February 7 through Monday, February 11 from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception: Saturday, February 9 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. J-Collabo – 300 7th Street, Brooklyn Admission: Free Japanese calligrapher KOKA will have her first solo exhibition at J-Collabo in Brooklyn. Based in New York and Tokyo, KOKA (real name: Hikaru Yamasaki) has thirteen years of experience … Continue reading KOKA Calligraphy Solo Exhibition at J-Collabo 🗓 🗺
Setsubun, spring, lunar calendar, Japan, NYC, Japanese customs, Japanese traditions, oni, good fortune, luck, makimame

Setsubun Marks the Coming of Spring

After last week’s below-freezing temperatures, New Yorkers are cheering that the next couple of days are in the 50s. Luckily, spring is almost here, and I don’t mean March 20, as the Gregorian calendar dictates. The lunar calendar, which Japan followed until the Meiji government made the switch while it was modernizing in 1873, puts the start date of spring six weeks earlier. In East Wind … Continue reading Setsubun Marks the Coming of Spring
New York Day of Remembrance, Day of Remembrance, NY DOR, Japanese Americans, WWII, incarceration, concentration camps, Executive Order 9066, Frank Abe, Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga

New York Day of Remembrance 2019 🗓 🗺

New York Day of Remembrance 2019 Saturday, February 23 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Japanese American United Church – 255 Seventh Avenue (between 24th and 25th Streets) Admission: Free Never Again Is Now! A Community Call to Action Forty years ago, the first Day of Remembrance Program was organized in Seattle. They called on the community to gather with this simple yet powerful message: … Continue reading New York Day of Remembrance 2019 🗓 🗺
Kaede Kimono, kimono, Japanese traditions, fashion, Japanese fashion, NYC, Japan, swap meet

February Kimono Swap Meet at Kaede 🗓 🗺

February Kimono Swap Meet Saturday, February 9 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Kaede NY Kimono Sales and Rental – 246 W. 38th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), Room #1102 Admission: Free Head over to Kaede Kimono’s new space in the Garment District for their first swap meet of 2019! Bring your unwanted kimono and kitsuke accessories and trade with other kimono collectors. Knowledgeable … Continue reading February Kimono Swap Meet at Kaede 🗓 🗺
Snowdrop Moment, Kyo-Shin-An Arts, NYC, Japan, Tenri Cultural Institute, James Nyoraku Schlefer, Tomoko Sugawara, kugo, harp, shakuhachi, concert, traditional Japanese music

Kyo-Shin-An Arts Presents “Snowdrop Moment” for Kugo, Harp, and Shakuhachi 🗓 🗺

Snowdrop Moment Sunday, February 10 at 4:00 p.m. Tenri Cultural Institute – 43A West 13 Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) Admission: $25/$15 seniors and students Kyo-Shin-An Arts, an award-winning, contemporary music organization that brings Japanese and Western classical music together, is celebrating its tenth anniversary season. Its upcoming concert, Snowdrop Moment, is a program of solos and duos for kugo, harp, and shakuhachi performed … Continue reading Kyo-Shin-An Arts Presents “Snowdrop Moment” for Kugo, Harp, and Shakuhachi 🗓 🗺