Cha-An, Cha-An Teahouse, bread, baking, cake, kabocha, melonpan, anpan, shokupan, NYC, Japan, desserts

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 🗓 🗺
Japanese nail art, Japanese manicure, manicures, Studio L, Erina Yoshida, salon, NYC, Japan, Calgel

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
bamboo, bamboo art, Takayuki Shimizu, J-COLLABO, OSSAM Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC, traditional Japanese arts, basket making, exhibition

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 🗓 🗺
Keiko Fujii Dance Company, Gibney, Kenny Endo, taiko, dance, performing arts, Japan, NYC

Keiko Fujii Dance Company at Gibney 🗓 🗺

Keiko Fujii Dance Company Thursday, September 18 through Saturday, September 21 from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center – 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers Street) Admission: $15 in advance/$20 at the door The Keiko Fujii Dance Company of Osaka, Japan, returns to New York with the US premiere of Fujii’s Tamashii No Tibiki II (Soul Vibrations). It is an ensemble … Continue reading Keiko Fujii Dance Company at Gibney 🗓 🗺
Bon Odori, Japan Performing Arts, obon, Japanese traditions, Japanese festivals, Governors Island, NYC, Japan

Japan Performing Arts Bon Odori Festival on Governors Island 🗓 🗺

Japan Performing Arts Bon Odori Festival Friday, August 30 from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31 from noon until 9:00 p.m. Governors Island – Outlook Hill and Nolan Park Admission: Free Japan Performing Arts (JPA), a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing Japanese traditional performing arts to New York, is hosting a two-day Bon Odori Festival on Governors Island. In the Buddhist observance of … Continue reading Japan Performing Arts Bon Odori Festival on Governors Island 🗓 🗺