The Strand to Host Virtual Book Launch with Senator Mazie Hirono and “Pachinko” Author Min Jin Lee

Senator Mazie Hirono + Min Jin Lee: Heart of Fire Monday, May 3 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Virtual Event on Crowdcast.io General Admission: Free Admission + Book (domestic shipping): $34 Admission + Book (international shipping): $53 Join The Strand for a virtual event with Senator Mazie Hirono for the launch of her new book, Heart of Fire. About This Event Senator Mazie Hirono … Continue reading The Strand to Host Virtual Book Launch with Senator Mazie Hirono and “Pachinko” Author Min Jin Lee

Explore 2.5D Musicals with Japan Foundation, New York

Anime Takes the Stage: The Rise of 2.5-Dimensional Musicals and Beyond Tuesday, March 30 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. EDT Live on YouTube Admission: Free What is a 2.5-Dimensional (2.5D) musical? It is a stage adaptation from two-dimensional media such as anime, manga, and video games. This new genre of Japanese pop culture has gained remarkable popularity in Japan since the debut of Musical: … Continue reading Explore 2.5D Musicals with Japan Foundation, New York

Welcome Spring with Music from Kyo-Shin-An Arts and Tenri Cultural Institute

Spring Light Premiering Sunday, March 21 at 4:00 p.m. EDT Online on Musae Admission: $5 and up Celebrate the coming of spring with the sounds of Japan! Kyo-Shin-An Arts and Arts at Tenri present Spring Light, a concert featuring Sumie Kaneko, Yoko Reikano Kimura, and James Nyoraku Schlefer. From the 17th to the 20th century, Spring Light will have traditional and contemporary trios and duos … Continue reading Welcome Spring with Music from Kyo-Shin-An Arts and Tenri Cultural Institute

Go Face-to-Face with Motomichi Nakamura’s Monsters at NowHere

Motomichi Nakamura: MONSTERS AMONG US Now through Sunday, April 18 NowHere – 40 Wooster Street (between Grand and Broome Streets) Admission: Free Motomichi Nakamura’s work brings us face-to-face with monsters, but not the kind that usually come to mind. In Motomichi’s projections and drawings, we find representations of multifaceted creatures who can be, at the same time, monstrous and endearing, confrontational and playful. Motomichi intends … Continue reading Go Face-to-Face with Motomichi Nakamura’s Monsters at NowHere

Japan Foundation Former Fellow Michiko Suzuki to Explore Depictions of Kimonos in Modern Japanese Literature

Reading Kimonos in Modern Japanese Literature: The Case of Kōda Aya Monday, March 29 from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. EDT YouTube Live Admission: Free Last fall the Japan Foundation, New York launched their online lecture series, “Illuminating Japanese Studies: Lecture Series with Former JF Fellows.” Since the Fellowship program began in 1972, there have been more than 1,000 American Fellowship recipients who study a … Continue reading Japan Foundation Former Fellow Michiko Suzuki to Explore Depictions of Kimonos in Modern Japanese Literature