Working from Home in the New Year (Still)

Happy New Year to all our Readers and Followers! 2021 has started and most of us continue to work from home during COVID-19. When I wrote the series early at the start of the pandemic last year, we had no idea that we would still be on this course, but we are. Most of you have incorporated a lot of the strategies we shared in … Continue reading Working from Home in the New Year (Still)

The JapanCulture•NYC Holiday Gift Guide – Part V

Kanpai! Still grappling with holiday gift ideas this Christmas Eve? For procrastinators, this is nothing, but for those of you who are more organized, you might be feeling a bit stressed right now. Look at it this way: Remember when we were in the throes of the lockdown in New York City and no one knew what day it was? All was forgiven because, well, … Continue reading The JapanCulture•NYC Holiday Gift Guide – Part V

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 III

Here’s a sweet and savory idea for the foodies on your gift list. For this list, we’re focusing on holiday items from Sunrise Mart. Let them eat cake! Christmas cakes, to be more specific. Panya Bakery and Café Japan in Japan Village at Industry City in Brooklyn are taking preorders for their gorgeous and festive Christmas-themed cakes. Limited quantities will be available for in-person purchase … Continue reading The JapanCulture•NYC Holiday Gift Guide – Part III

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