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
Motomichi Nakamura's monsters at NowHere gallery

Motomichi Nakamura’s Monsters Return to NowHere Gallery

Motomichi Nakamura: Shadows and Light Thursday, January 19 through Sunday, February 12 Opening Reception – Thursday, January 19 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. NowHere – 40 Wooster Street (between Grand and Broome Streets) Admission: Free SoHo gallery NowHere announces the opening of Shadows and Light by Japanese artist Motomichi Nakamura. Both white and black have dual natures. The incalculable depth of darkness can evoke … Continue reading Motomichi Nakamura’s Monsters Return to NowHere Gallery
Finding All Things Japanese in Paris

JapanCulture . . . Paris?

JapanCulture•NYC Business Editor At Large, Yvonne Burton of Burton Consulting International, is working globally, virtually. She spent Christmas in Paris and sent me these lovely photos of Japanese stores and restaurants. Since I’m always giving my readers and social media followers examples of All Things Japanese in New York City, I thought it would be great to share Yvonne’s photos here to emphasize the global … Continue reading JapanCulture . . . Paris?