Benefit Concert to Examine Composers’ Musical Responses to the Pandemic

What do you do when you’re a professional musician whose live concerts are postponed or cancelled due to a pandemic? If you’re Thomas Piercy, an American clarinet and hichiriki player based in Tokyo and New York City, you produce a two-hour benefit concert video with 41 premieres by 41 composers performed by seven artists. Piercy is the force behind the “Tokyo to New York” concert … Continue reading Benefit Concert to Examine Composers’ Musical Responses to the Pandemic

The JapanCulture•NYC Holiday Gift Guide – Part I

As we all have experienced, 2020 has been a very different year. Due to that we thought we would approach our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide differently, also: Instead of posting one guide, we have decided to post several ideas throughout the next month. Every year we focus on local, Japanese small businesses, and that has never been more important now! Today we bring you our … Continue reading The JapanCulture•NYC Holiday Gift Guide – Part I

Following the Route of the Samurai in New York

During the weekend of October 24 and 25, The Japanese American Association of New York held their Virtual 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser. The nonprofit organization encouraged participants to complete the suggested distance of 5 kilometers (3.10686 miles) with the goal of ending at a spot that‘s meaningful to the history of the Japanese in New York or that illustrated the participants’ personal connections to Japan. As … Continue reading Following the Route of the Samurai in New York

SeiTomoko Salon’s Autumn Specials

  If you follow me on social media—and if you don’t, please do! @JapanCultureNYC on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter—then you’re familiar with my posts proclaiming “Black hair is happy hair!” whenever I go to my hair salon, SeiTomoko. I’ve been a loyal customer for 20 years, and I’m always thrilled with my black hair. Now I’m thrilled to tell you about their amazing autumn specials … Continue reading SeiTomoko Salon’s Autumn Specials

JCNYC Business Editor Contributes to Virtual Meetings Article

The past few months since the series Working from Home During COVID-19 ended have been busy for me. Now that the world has adapted to this new normal, individuals and companies are seeking ways to normalize their home lives and work lives using virtual tools. On the individual level, remote tools such as Zoom allow us to connect with family and friends, take new and … Continue reading JCNYC Business Editor Contributes to Virtual Meetings Article