Don’t Miss These Japanese Films During NYICFF!

The New York International Children’s Film Festival 2020 is just around the corner and will be highlighting the cinematic achievements of Japan in an exciting Friends & Neighbors program! The Festival is packed full of fantastic film programs for your family this year and, even better, they are offering $2 off each ticket to Japanese feature-length and short films! Celebrate Japan’s rich film and cultural … Continue reading Don’t Miss These Japanese Films During NYICFF!

Music From Japan to Celebrate its 45th Anniversary 🗓 🗺

Music From Japan Festival 2020 Saturday February 22 at 7:00 p.m. Sunday February 23 at 5:00 p.m. Scandinavia House – 58 Park Avenue (between 37th and 38th Streets), Volvo Hall (2nd Floor) Admission: $20/$15 seniors and students For its 45th Anniversary Festival and Fifth Artist Residence, Music From Japan is inviting composer Noriko Koide and musicologist Seiji Choki for a weekend of concerts and educational … Continue reading Music From Japan to Celebrate its 45th Anniversary 🗓 🗺

World Music Institute Presents the Third Annual Japanese Salon at Globus Washitsu 🗓 🗺

Third Annual Japanese Salon Thursday, February 20 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Globus Washitsu – 889 Broadway (between 19th & 20th Streets), Unit PHC Admission: $75/$60 World Music Institute members World Music Institute and Globus Washitsu host an intimate evening of Japanese culture with a live koto and shamisen performance by Masayo Ishigure and her student, Ken Hutchinson. The setting is the beautiful, private … Continue reading World Music Institute Presents the Third Annual Japanese Salon at Globus Washitsu 🗓 🗺

Masaaki Yuasa’s “Ride Your Wave” to Premiere in NYC 🗓

Ride Your Wave Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. Various Theaters (See list below) Admission: $20 From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa (The Night is Short, Walk on Girl; Devilman Crybaby) comes a deeply emotional new film that applies his trademark visual ingenuity to a tale of romance, grief and self-discovery. GKIDS, a New York-based American film distributor, presents Ride Your Wave in this special one-night-only … Continue reading Masaaki Yuasa’s “Ride Your Wave” to Premiere in NYC 🗓

New York Observes Day of Remembrance 🗓 🗺

New York Day of Remembrance Saturday, February 22 from noon until 4:00 p.m. Japanese American United Church – 255 7th Avenue (between 24th and 25th Streets) Admission: Free This Day of Remembrance (DOR) marks the 78th anniversary of the Executive Order during WWII that sent around 120,000 citizens and immigrants of Japanese descent to US concentration camps. The community will remember the history of the … Continue reading New York Observes Day of Remembrance 🗓 🗺