wagyu, beef, Japanese beef, Japan, NYC, street fairs, JAPAN Fes., LOOK EAST NY

WAGYU x Japan Food Town 🗓 🗺

WAGYU x Japan Food Town Saturday, July 13 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. West Village – 10th Street between Bleecker and Christopher Streets Sunday, July 14 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Times Square – Broadway between 47th and 48th Streets Admission: Free Celebrate WAGYU this weekend at not one, but TWO street fairs dedicated to amazing Japanese beef! “Wagyu” literally means “Japanese beef,” … Continue reading WAGYU x Japan Food Town 🗓 🗺
Kyo-Shin-An Arts, recital, shakuhachi, James Nyoraku Schlefer, music, Japanese traditional music, honkyoku, Zen monks, komuso, NYC, Japan, Tenri Cultural Institute, Arts at Tenri

NYC Sake Walking Tour 🗓 🗺

NYC Sake Walking Tour Tuesday, June 9 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. SakaMai – 157 Ludlow Street (between Stanton and Rivington Streets) Admission: $160 Join Sake Samurais Chizuko Niikawa-Helton and Timothy Sullivan on a private sake walking tour on the Lower East Side of New York City. Over the course of three hours, two sake samurais, whose passion it is to share sake, will … Continue reading NYC Sake Walking Tour 🗓 🗺
Toki, Toki Highball, Takumen, izakaya, Japan, NYC, Suntory, whisky, Japanese whisky, Long Island City, LIC

Toki Highball Party at Takumen Japanese Izakaya and Noodles 🗓 🗺

Toki Highball Party Wednesday, July 3 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Takumen Japanese Izakaya and Noodles – 5-50 50th Avenue, Long Island City Admission: $35 in advance/$40 at the door Takumen, an izakaya in Long Island City, is celebrating the installation of a Toki Highball Tower on the eve of the Fourth of July. Toki is a blended Japanese whisky by Suntory, whose founder, … Continue reading Toki Highball Party at Takumen Japanese Izakaya and Noodles 🗓 🗺
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The Joy of Sake 🗓

The Joy of Sake Friday, June 21 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Metropolitan Pavilion – 125 W. 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) Admission: $110 The Joy of Sake returns to New York for its 15th annual celebration. This is the largest sake tasting in the world outside Japan, with a superb array of premium labels and the best in traditional and contemporary … Continue reading The Joy of Sake 🗓
podcasts, The Big Root, daikon, Japaneseness, interviews, Toshiki Nakashige, Feature, Features, Featured

The Big Root Podcast Spotlights Everywhere Japaneseness

Time for a shameless plug! I’d like to introduce The Big Root, a new podcast that I am co-hosting and co-producing. The Big Root is the brainchild of Toshiki Nakashige, a chemist with a Ph.D. from MIT. He already has a podcast called Scientist, but he wanted to focus on “Japaneseness,” or how the experiences of Japanese Americans inform their individual takes on what it … Continue reading The Big Root Podcast Spotlights Everywhere Japaneseness