Bon Odori, Japan Performing Arts, obon, Japanese traditions, Japanese festivals, Governors Island, NYC, Japan

Japan Performing Arts Bon Odori Festival on Governors Island 🗓 🗺

Japan Performing Arts Bon Odori Festival Friday, August 30 from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31 from noon until 9:00 p.m. Governors Island – Outlook Hill and Nolan Park Admission: Free Japan Performing Arts (JPA), a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing Japanese traditional performing arts to New York, is hosting a two-day Bon Odori Festival on Governors Island. In the Buddhist observance of … Continue reading Japan Performing Arts Bon Odori Festival on Governors Island 🗓 🗺
My Neighbor Totoro, Studio Ghibli, NYC, Japan, Hayao Miyazaki, GKIDS

My Neighbor Totoro in Theaters for Special Three-Day Event 🗓

My Neighbor Totoro Sunday, August 25 at 12:55 p.m. Monday, August 26 and Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. Admission: $12.50 Various Locations UA Kaufman Astoria STM 14 & RPX 35-30 38th Street, Long Island City Regal E-Walk STM 13 & RPX 247 W. 42nd Street AMC Empire 25 234 W. 42nd Street AMC Kips Bay 15 570 Second Avenue Regal Union Square STM 14 … Continue reading My Neighbor Totoro in Theaters for Special Three-Day Event 🗓
Kyoto Animation, NYC, Japan, anime, arson, fundraiser, A Silent Voice, Kristen Sullivan

Kyoto Animation Fundraiser 🗓 🗺

Kyoto Animation Fundraiser Hosted by Yuzuru of A Silent Voice Friday, August 23 from 6:30 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. Madame X – 94 W. Houston Street (between Thompson Street and LaGuardia Place) Admission: $14.99 in advance/$25 at the door On July 18 an arsonist set fire to the three-story building housing Kyoto Animation, an animation production company, killing 35 people, including anime director Yasuhiro Takemoto, … Continue reading Kyoto Animation Fundraiser 🗓 🗺
Fukushima sake, sake, Fukushima, Japan, NYC, Union Square Wine and Spirits, Minoru's Sake Shop at Landmark Wine and Spirits, Minoru's Sake Shop, sake tastings, Gold Prize, Japan Sake Awards

Experience Fukushima Sake in NYC

For the seventh consecutive year, sake from Fukushima Prefecture won the most Gold Prizes at the Japan Sake Awards. Twenty-two Fukushima sake received the honor, marking the first time a prefecture was named “No. 1 Sake in Japan” seven years in a row. The prestigious sake competition dates back to 1911. The National Research Institute of Brewing and the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association … Continue reading Experience Fukushima Sake in NYC
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