Fukushima Sake Valentines Day tasting at Minoru's Sake Shop in Landmark Wines & Spirits in NYC

Free Fukushima Sake Tasting at Minoru’s Sake Shop

Japan’s No.1 Fukushima Sake for Valentine’s Day Friday, February 10 from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Minoru’s Sake Shop at Landmark Wine & Spirits – 167 W. 23rd Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) Admission: Free Experience award-winning sake in Japan without leaving NYC! Sake producers representing Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan have won the most Gold Prizes at the century-old Japan Sake Awards nine … Continue reading Free Fukushima Sake Tasting at Minoru’s Sake Shop
Novelist, filmmaker, and Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki to deliver Sen Distinguished Lecture at Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture

Ruth Ozeki to Deliver the 2022-2023 Sōshitsu Sen XV Distinguished Lecture on Japanese Culture at the Donald Keene Center

The 2022-2023 Sōshitsu Sen XV Distinguished Lecture on Japanese Culture—Ruth Ozeki: Novelist, Filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist Priest Thursday, 9 February at 6:00 p.m. The Faculty House, Columbia University – 64 Morningside Drive (enter through Wien Courtyard gate on W. 116th Street, between Morningside and Amsterdam) Admission: Free The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture has selected Ruth Ozeki the 2022-2023 Sôshitsu Sen Distinguished Lecturer. Ozeki’s … Continue reading Ruth Ozeki to Deliver the 2022-2023 Sōshitsu Sen XV Distinguished Lecture on Japanese Culture at the Donald Keene Center
Asian American Federation to host a vigil for lives lost to hate violence

AAF to Host Vigil for Lives Lost to Hate Violence

Grieving Together: A Vigil for Lives Lost to Hate Violence Thursday, February 9 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Union Square Admission: Free The Asian American Federation invites everyone to Grieving Together: A Vigil for Lives Lost to Hate Violence. The event is a vigil to honor the lives lost to Asian hate and intra-community violence. In the aftermath of the tragic Monterey Park and … Continue reading AAF to Host Vigil for Lives Lost to Hate Violence
Celebrate the coming spring with Risshun tea ceremony at Ippodo Gallery New York with tea master Yoshitsugu Nagano

Ippodo Gallery New York to Host Risshun Tea Ceremony

Risshun Tea Ceremony Wednesday, February 8 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Ippodo Gallery New York – 32 E. 67th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues) Admission: $55. 20 According to the Lunar Calendar, risshun is considered the beginning of the year and the first day of spring. In Japan and China, the year is divided into 24 seasons. Risshun marks both the first season … Continue reading Ippodo Gallery New York to Host Risshun Tea Ceremony
acclaimed koto and shamisen player Yoko Reikano Kimura performs with shakuhachi player Elizabeth Brown at CRS

Yoko Reikano Kimura Performance at CRS

Four Seasons in New York: Gems of Japanese Music — Vol. 26 Sunday, February 5 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Center for Remembering and Sharing (CRS) – 123 4th Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets) Admission: $30 Celebrate the winter season at Four Seasons in New York: Gems of Japanese Music — Vol. 26. CRS (Center for Remembering and Sharing) and Yoko Reikano Kimura … Continue reading Yoko Reikano Kimura Performance at CRS