Setsubun, spring, lunar calendar, Japan, NYC, Japanese customs, Japanese traditions, oni, good fortune, luck, makimame

Setsubun Marks the Coming of Spring

After last week’s below-freezing temperatures, New Yorkers are cheering that the next couple of days are in the 50s. Luckily, spring is almost here, and I don’t mean March 20, as the Gregorian calendar dictates. The lunar calendar, which Japan followed until the Meiji government made the switch while it was modernizing in 1873, puts the start date of spring six weeks earlier. In East Wind … Continue reading Setsubun Marks the Coming of Spring
Kaede Kimono, kimono, Japanese traditions, fashion, Japanese fashion, NYC, Japan, swap meet

February Kimono Swap Meet at Kaede 🗓 🗺

February Kimono Swap Meet Saturday, February 9 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Kaede NY Kimono Sales and Rental – 246 W. 38th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), Room #1102 Admission: Free Head over to Kaede Kimono’s new space in the Garment District for their first swap meet of 2019! Bring your unwanted kimono and kitsuke accessories and trade with other kimono collectors. Knowledgeable … Continue reading February Kimono Swap Meet at Kaede 🗓 🗺
Oshogatsu, Japanese New Year, Japan Society, NYC, Japan, Japanese traditions, holiday, kamishibai, taiko, shishimai, kendama, mochitsuki, nengajo, calligraphy

Japan Society’s New Year’s Day Celebration: Oshogatsu 🗓 🗺

Japan Society’s New Year’s Day Celebration: Oshogatsu Sunday, January 27 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between First and Second Avenues) Tickets: $18/$10 Japan Society individual and corporate members/Free children ages 2 and under and Cool Culture members Continue to celebrate the New Year Japanese-style with Japan Society’s Oshogatsu event. It’ll be an afternoon filled with the traditional activities for … Continue reading Japan Society’s New Year’s Day Celebration: Oshogatsu 🗓 🗺
Japan Night NYC, New Year's Party, NYC, Japan, Meetup, anime, manga, music, J-pop, K-pop, networking

Japan Night NYC 🗓 🗺

Japan Night NYC Saturday, January 26 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The Parkside Lounge – 317 E. Houston Street Admission: $15 until January 25/$20 at the door Celebrate the beginning of 2019 with Japan Night NYC, a Meetup group dedicated to spreading Japanese culture. Make new friends, find a language exchange partner, chat about anime and manga, and experience Japanese culture with live music … Continue reading Japan Night NYC 🗓 🗺
Kaoru Watanabe, Sameer Gupta, Parul Shah, The Rubin Museum, The Rubin Museum of Art, Nature/Love/War, Indian music, Japanese music, taiko, shinobue, NYC, Japan, concert, performance, world music, collaboration

Kaoru Watanabe, Sameer Gupta, and Parul Shah at the Rubin Museum 🗓 🗺

Kaoru Watanabe and Sameer Gupta’s NATURE/WAR/LOVE Featuring Parul Shah Presented with Brooklyn Raga Massive Friday, January 25 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Rubin Museum of Art – 150 W. 17th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) Admission: $30/$24 Rubin Museum members Known for “preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit” (The New York Times), Brooklyn Raga Massive presents a musical and … Continue reading Kaoru Watanabe, Sameer Gupta, and Parul Shah at the Rubin Museum 🗓 🗺