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

Oshogatsu: New Year’s Celebration Sunday, January 26 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. Admission includes the festival and one taiko drumming session. Continue to celebrate the New Year Japanese-style with Japan Society’s Oshogatsu event filled with the … Continue reading Oshogatsu: New Year’s Celebration at Japan Society 🗓 🗺

The Wonders of Super Frozen Maguro—and How It Comes to New York

In the spring of 2004, Julia Moskin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Food reporter, wrote an article describing how most sushi fish is actually frozen before it’s served. It was probably the first time New Yorkers read the term “super frozen,” and most sushi lovers in the city were shocked. In the summer of 2015, the New York City Department of Health and Mental … Continue reading The Wonders of Super Frozen Maguro—and How It Comes to New York

Get to Know Kanagawa at Japan Society 🗓 🗺

Get to Know Kanagawa: Hot Springs, Zen, and the Great Wave Thursday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: $21/$17 members, seniors, and students Enriched in history, festivals, and breathtaking sights, Kanagawa is an ideal destination for any traveler. With so much to see and do, Kanagawa is not just a side trip from … Continue reading Get to Know Kanagawa at Japan Society 🗓 🗺

Get to Know Nagano Prefecture at Japan Society! 🗓 🗺

Japan Society invites you to get to know Nagano Prefecture with three informative events about the host of the 1998 Winter Games. In these special Get to Know Series programs, learn about the unique qualities that make Nagano the perfect destination to experience Japan. Nagano is a wondrous region filled with lush nature, rich history, and enticing cuisine. Home to architectural treasures like Zenkoji Temple … Continue reading Get to Know Nagano Prefecture at Japan Society! 🗓 🗺

Learn the Practice of Forest Bathing at Japan Society 🗓 🗺

Forest Bathing: Seeking Wellness through Nature Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: $15/$12 members, seniors, and students In Japan, the practice of shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing,” is hailed for its therapeutic effects. Proponents believe that by simply immersing ourselves in the atmosphere of a forest, we can soak in the healing power … Continue reading Learn the Practice of Forest Bathing at Japan Society 🗓 🗺