NowHere Gallery Presents an Exhibition of Fashion Designer Kozaburo Akasaka

Kozaburo Akasaka: WAVE OF SAND Thursday, February 11 through Saturday, February 20 from 11 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. NowHere – 40 Wooster Street (between Grand and Broome Streets) Admission: Free Japanese-born, Brooklyn-based designer Kozaburo Akasaka is known for his signature menswear, in which classic details are cleverly updated with inspiration from street style and subculture. In his synthesis of tradition and subversion, Akasaka creates work … Continue reading NowHere Gallery Presents an Exhibition of Fashion Designer Kozaburo Akasaka

Design a Mask for the Japan Foundation’s Mask Up 2020 Campaign!

Hey, all of you creative and crafty types—and I know there are a lot of you out there! —the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership is hosting a mask contest! Wearing masks has become an essential part of weathering the COVID-19 storm, and many of you have learned how to make beautiful face coverings as pandemic projects. The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership will … Continue reading Design a Mask for the Japan Foundation’s Mask Up 2020 Campaign!

The JapanCulture•NYC Holiday Gift Guide – Part IV

Craft Therapy As the pandemic continues and we find ourselves at home more than ever, many people discovered new hobbies, started crafting, or learned a new skill. Here are two locally based companies that offer Japanese textile crafts in convenient at-home kits. These would be perfect for the crafter in your life looking to learn something new. Japanese Tie-Dye Yamato Indigo specializes in Japanese indigo … Continue reading The JapanCulture•NYC Holiday Gift Guide – Part IV

The JapanCulture•NYC Holiday Gift Guide – Part II

Give the gift of beauty this holiday season while supporting local Japanese salons or studios by purchasing gift certificates. Here are two that we recommend that will cover a wide gamut of different beauty services: Sei Tomoko Salon 142 W. 4th Street, New York, NY 10012 Phone: 212-477-5475 240 E. 13th Street, New York, NY 10003 Phone: 212-533-6613 Tamago Skincare 236 E. 13th Street, New … Continue reading The JapanCulture•NYC Holiday Gift Guide – Part II

Learn How to Wear a Yukata with Japan Performing Arts, Inc.

How to Wear Yukata Tuesdays through August from 4:30 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. Live Via Zoom Admission: Free It’s officially summer, and the warmer weather ushers in yukata season! If you haven’t mastered the technique of putting on this traditional cotton kimono worn during the hot summer months, don’t worry! Japan Performing Arts, Inc. is offering free lessons! Every Tuesday from now through the end … Continue reading Learn How to Wear a Yukata with Japan Performing Arts, Inc.