Distant Islands, Daniel Inouye, Dr. Daniel H. Inouye, history, Japanese diaspora, Japanese Americans in New York, NYC, Japan, JAA, JACL, JAJA, immigration, The Nippon Club

Distant Islands: The Japanese American Community in NY 1876-1930s

Book Discussion – Distant Islands: The Japanese American Community in NY 1876-1930s Saturday, January 26 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Japanese American Association of New York – 49 West 45th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), 11th Floor Admission: Free As Japan transitioned from the Edo Era to the Meiji Era, Japanese immigrants began settling in Hawaii and the U.S. mainland, including New York. … Continue reading Distant Islands: The Japanese American Community in NY 1876-1930s
Tanabata, Japanese legends, Hikoboshi, Orihime, stars, festival, Amateur Astronomers Association, JAANY, JACL, JAJA, Origami Therapy Association, origami, tazaku wishes

Celebrate the Legend of Tanabata in New York City

In the legend of Tanabata, Princess Orihime weaved night and day, so much so that her father, the emperor of the galaxy, arranged for his workaholic daughter to meet a handsome cowherd named Hikoboshi. It was love at first sight, and the couple married immediately. Busy being a devoted wife, Princess Orihime neglected her weaving to the point that the emperor separated the young lovers, … Continue reading Celebrate the Legend of Tanabata in New York City