Adam Isfendiyar, photography, Ainu, Japan, Hokkaido, NYC, Japan Society, New York Day of Remembrance, American Indian Community House, JAA, ICP Museum

Master—An Ainu Story with Photographer Adam Isfendiyar at Japan Society 🗓 🗺

Master—An Ainu Story with Photographer Adam Isfendiyar Thursday, May 23 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Japan Society 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: Free Master—An Ainu Story, a photographic documentary by Adam Isfendiyar, tells the story of the Ainu people and the life of Kenji Matsuda, a member of the Ainu community in Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost prefecture. Isfendiyar’s talk covers … Continue reading Master—An Ainu Story with Photographer Adam Isfendiyar at Japan Society 🗓 🗺
100 Years Stray, Japan, NYC, Japan Society, play reading, playwright, SaringROCK, Taylor Reynolds, Aya Ogawa, Kishida Kunio Drama Award

Japan Society Play Reading Series: “100 Years Stray” 🗺

100 Years Stray Monday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: $15/$10 Japan Society members Children go missing, meteors rain from the sky, and a blue demon lurks just out of sight in Japanese playwright SaringROCK’s 100 Years Stray. As part of its current 2018-2019 Performing Arts Season, Japan Society presents a staged reading … Continue reading Japan Society Play Reading Series: “100 Years Stray” 🗺
Japan Society, NYC, Japan, architecture, climate change

Inside Out/Outside In: Second Nature in Japanese Architecture 🗓 🗺

Inside Out/Outside In: Second Nature in Japanese Architecture Thursday, January 31 at 6:30 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: $15/$12 members, seniors & students In our climate-shifting world, the traditional Japanese notion of mediating between interior and exterior has re-emerged as an essential concern for contemporary architects. Rome Prize-winning architects Rachely Rotem and Phu Hoang, of architectural … Continue reading Inside Out/Outside In: Second Nature in Japanese Architecture 🗓 🗺
Oshogatsu, Japanese New Year, Japan Society, NYC, Japan, Japanese traditions, holiday, kamishibai, taiko, shishimai, kendama, mochitsuki, nengajo, calligraphy

Japan Society’s New Year’s Day Celebration: Oshogatsu 🗓 🗺

Japan Society’s New Year’s Day Celebration: Oshogatsu Sunday, January 27 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between First and Second Avenues) Tickets: $18/$10 Japan Society individual and corporate members/Free children ages 2 and under and Cool Culture members Continue to celebrate the New Year Japanese-style with Japan Society’s Oshogatsu event. It’ll be an afternoon filled with the traditional activities for … Continue reading Japan Society’s New Year’s Day Celebration: Oshogatsu 🗓 🗺
suicide, Suicide Forest, Japan Society, NYC, Japan, Kristine Haruna Lee, Dr. Kirsten Cather

Japan Society Lecture: Suicide Culture and Its Influences on Artists 🗓 🗺

Suicide Culture and Its Influences on Artists Wednesday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: $15/$10 Japan Society members It’s well documented how prevalent suicide is in Japanese Society. According to a 2017 article in The Japan Times, the suicide rate in Japan is the world’s sixth highest and the second worst among eight … Continue reading Japan Society Lecture: Suicide Culture and Its Influences on Artists 🗓 🗺