Adam Isfendiyar, photography, Ainu, Japan, Hokkaido, NYC, Japan Society, New York Day of Remembrance, American Indian Community House, JAA, ICP Museum

Master—An Ainu Story with Photographer Adam Isfendiyar at Japan Society 🗓 🗺

Master—An Ainu Story with Photographer Adam Isfendiyar Thursday, May 23 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Japan Society 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: Free Master—An Ainu Story, a photographic documentary by Adam Isfendiyar, tells the story of the Ainu people and the life of Kenji Matsuda, a member of the Ainu community in Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost prefecture. Isfendiyar’s talk covers … Continue reading Master—An Ainu Story with Photographer Adam Isfendiyar at Japan Society 🗓 🗺
Kyoko Onishi, Kaede Kimonos, kimono, Yuzen, Japanese paper, washi, art, NYC, Japan, Mar Creation

Kaede Kimonos to Present Yuzen Japanese Paper Art Exhibition 🗓 🗺

Kyoko Onishi – Yuzen Japanese Paper Art Exhibition Friday, May 3 through Thursday, May 30 Opening Reception: Friday, May 3 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Kaede Kimono Sales and Rental – 246 W. 38th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), Room #1102 Admission: Free Kaede Kimonos, in collaboration with Mar Creation, presents their first Artist Showcase. It will feature Yuzen Japanese paper kimono art … Continue reading Kaede Kimonos to Present Yuzen Japanese Paper Art Exhibition 🗓 🗺
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Sakura Matsuri, cherry blossom festival, cherry blossoms, sakura, Japan, NYC, Brooklyn, Japanese traditions

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Sakura Matsuri 🗓 🗺

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Sakura Matsuri Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Brooklyn Botanic Garden – 150 Eastern Parkway and 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn Admission: $30/$25 Seniors and Students/Free Children 12 and under (with ticketholder) and BBG members New York’s rite of spring and the nation’s largest event in a public garden, BBG’s Sakura Matsuri features performances, demonstrations, and … Continue reading Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Sakura Matsuri 🗓 🗺
The Big House, Kazuhiro Soda, documentary, film, University of Michigan, Michigan Wolverines, football, college football, Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn, NYC, Japan

Kazuhiro Soda’s “The Big House” to Screen at Spectacle Theater 🗓 🗺

The Big House by Kazuhiro Soda Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. Spectacle Theater – 124 S. 3rd Street, Brooklyn Admission: $10 The Big House is the result of an undergrad course taught by Japanese filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda at the University of Michigan in 2016, alongside professors Terri Sarris and Abé Markus Nornes. Michigan’s campus boasts the single largest football stadium in the United States … Continue reading Kazuhiro Soda’s “The Big House” to Screen at Spectacle Theater 🗓 🗺
Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, WHCO, music, Toru Takemitsu, A Thousand Cranes, concert, orchestra, Kenji Bunch, Karen Tanaka, Christopher Theofanidis

“A Thousand Cranes” Offers a Taste of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra’s Diverse Programming

In the early 1940s, Duke Ellington implored us to “Take the ‘A’ Train” to Sugar Hill in Harlem. If you take it a few more stops to 181st Street, you’ll come upon the Fort Washington Collegiate Church, where you can hear the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra perform monthly concerts that go beyond the typical classical music fare of the Three B’s: Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms. … Continue reading “A Thousand Cranes” Offers a Taste of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra’s Diverse Programming