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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

Kaiju/Designer Toys from Japan & More @ Five Points Fest in Brooklyn 🗓 🗺

Five Points Fest Saturday, June 2 from 11:00 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, June 3 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Brooklyn Expo Center – 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn Admission: Weekend Ticket (Advanced): $45.00 Saturday Ticket (Advanced): $35.00 Sunday Ticket (Advanced): $30.00 The Five Points Festival is a collision of art, toys, counter-culture, and craft beer curated by Clutter Magazine and Fueled by Lagunitas Brewing … Continue reading Kaiju/Designer Toys from Japan & More @ Five Points Fest in Brooklyn 🗓 🗺
Erika Matsuo, jazz, Jazz at Kitano, NYC, Japan, music

Erika Matsuo Sextet CD Release and Birthday Bash at Jazz at Kitano 🗓 🗺

Erika Matsuo Sextet Jazz CD Release and Birthday Bash Wednesday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Jazz at Kitano – 66 Park Avenue (between 37th and 38th Streets) Admission: $17 music cover + $20 minimum food and drink order Jazz at Kitano hosts the CD release and birthday bash of New York-based Japanese jazz singer Erika Matsuo. The Fukuoka native, who studied music … Continue reading Erika Matsuo Sextet CD Release and Birthday Bash at Jazz at Kitano 🗓 🗺

Hatsune Miku RETURNS to the US this Summer! 🗓 🗺

Hatsune Miku Expo 2018 Concert at Hammerstein Ballroom Saturday, July 14 at 8:00 p.m. Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W 34th Street You may ask – What is Hatsune Miku? Hatsune Miku is a Japanese music sensation, a 16-year-old blue-haired girl with a unique voice and prodigious energy. What makes her special is that she is not a human singer, but a virtual persona … Continue reading Hatsune Miku RETURNS to the US this Summer! 🗓 🗺

Ema Painting: The Year of the Dog at Japan Society 🗓 🗺

Ema Painting: The Year of the Dog at Japan Society Thursday, January 18 at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $40/$35 Japan Society members, seniors, and students 2018 is the Year of the Dog — get your New Year started out on the right “paw” at this ema making workshop. Ema, or votive wooden plaques, are offered at shrines in Japan to express one’s prayers or gratitude. Originally depicting … Continue reading Ema Painting: The Year of the Dog at Japan Society 🗓 🗺