I Love Yu! Japanese Bath Houses, Hot Springs, and How to Soak Up the Benefits at Home Saturday, July 18 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. YouTube Live Admission: Free (RSVP required) Join the Japan Foundation from the comfort of your own home as two experts discuss Japan’s rich history of bath culture, the art of public bath houses, the science behind Japanese bathing habits, … Continue reading Japan Foundation to Host Webinar about Japanese Bathhouses and Hot Springs
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
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 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 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!