podcasts, The Big Root, daikon, Japaneseness, interviews, Toshiki Nakashige, Feature, Features, Featured

The Big Root Podcast Spotlights Everywhere Japaneseness

Time for a shameless plug! I’d like to introduce The Big Root, a new podcast that I am co-hosting and co-producing. The Big Root is the brainchild of Toshiki Nakashige, a chemist with a Ph.D. from MIT. He already has a podcast called Scientist, but he wanted to focus on “Japaneseness,” or how the experiences of Japanese Americans inform their individual takes on what it … Continue reading The Big Root Podcast Spotlights Everywhere Japaneseness
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 🗓 🗺
manga, comics, CJ Suzuki, Baruch College, Japanese American Association of New York, JAANY, NYC, Japan

The Global Appeal of Manga: Medium, History, and Aesthetics 🗺

The Global Appeal of Manga: Medium, History, and Aesthetics Wednesday, June 5 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Japanese American Association of New York – 49 W. 45th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) Admission: $15/$5 JAA members and students Professor CJ Suzuki, Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature at Baruch College, The City University of New York (CUNY), is … Continue reading The Global Appeal of Manga: Medium, History, and Aesthetics 🗺