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Moon Viewing and Bookbinding at Japan Society 🗓 🗺

This Sunday, Japan Society is hosting two family-friendly events that encourage creativity while focusing on the Japanese sense of seasonality. Creative Play: Autumn Moon Viewing (Tsukimi) Sunday, September 15 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: $12/$8 members/Free children ages 2 or under and Cool Culture members Play, sing, dance and create! Explore … Continue reading Moon Viewing and Bookbinding at Japan Society 🗓 🗺
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Performance of Amezaiku,Traditional Japanese Candy Art, at MIKI HOUSE 🗓 🗺

Performance of Amezaiku, Traditional Japanese Candy Art Saturday, September 14 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. MIKI HOUSE at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street bKids – 1000 Third Avenue, 5th Floor Admission: Free MIKI HOUSE is inviting families with babies and young children to a performance of amezaiku, traditional Japanese candy art. Amezaiku has a history that spans more than one thousand years. Artists shape miniature sculptures by … Continue reading Performance of Amezaiku,Traditional Japanese Candy Art, at MIKI HOUSE 🗓 🗺
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Upcoming Cake and Bread Classes at Cha-An 🗓 🗺

Kabocha Pumpkin Chiffon Cake Class Thursday, September from 6:45 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. OR Wednesday, October 2 from 6:45 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. Cha-An Private Space – 230 E. 9th Street, 3rd Floor Class Fee: $77.18 (includes credit card fee) Norie Uematsu, the head pastry chef at Cha-An Teahouse, will teach you how to make a delicious chiffon cake blended with kabocha pumpkin. Kabocha pumpkin … Continue reading Upcoming Cake and Bread Classes at Cha-An 🗓 🗺
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The Beauty of Japanese Nail Art

For a recording of a recent episode of The Big Root, a podcast I co-host and co-produce with Toshiki Nakashige, I had the pleasure of interviewing Erina Yoshida of Beauty by Sunrise. Our chosen Japanese-related activity—something Toshiki and I do with each episode—was to chat with Erina while she was getting a Japanese manicure. We went to Studio L, a Japanese nail salon in the … Continue reading The Beauty of Japanese Nail Art
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Bamboo Art in Bamboo Crafts at J-COLLABO 🗓 🗺

Bamboo Art in Bamboo Crafts Friday, August 30 until Sunday, September 8 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. (Thursday through Sunday only) Opening Reception: Saturday, August 31 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. J-COLLABO – 300 7th Street, Brooklyn Admission: Free J-COLLABO presents a solo exhibition by Takayuki Shimizu, a talented young bamboo artist from Beppu. Don’t miss out this rare opportunity to see phenomenal … Continue reading Bamboo Art in Bamboo Crafts at J-COLLABO 🗓 🗺